1880-O VAM-21

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1880-O VAM-21 8/7 Check Mark, Ear

Discovered by Henry Dierkoph, November 1977.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
21 III2 16 · C3a (8/7 Checkmark, Ear, Doubled 880, Motto, Alligator Eye) (176 ) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 16 – 8 re-punched over 7 in date. Lower serif of 7 on surface of left side of right 8 upper loop as a checkmark set high. Vertical line on side of lower loop opening at upper right. Faint short ear at top right outside of upper loop. Doubled 880. Slightly doubled left 8 at top and right inside of lower loop, right 8 at lower left outside of upper loop and 0 at lower left inside. E PLURIBUS UNUM doubled strongly at top of letters and 7 left star and 4-6 right stars doubled towards rim. Slightly doubled hair front, LIBERTY band front and upper nose profile. Die scratch on eye front giving appearance of alligator eye.
Reverse C3a – Slightly doubling of A-F-AMERI and top leaf cluster of right wreath towards rim.

Comments:
1. VAM-61 was Eliminated Listed as 61 III244 · C3a (Doubled 880, Motto, Some Stars, Alligator Eye, Small O
2. There are known samples clashed but no letter transfer

Threads:
1. http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/11019655 Duplicate Listing Alert
2. Scott http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/48430288
3. Gary http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/share/view/66805902
4. Mitch http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/share/view/73898988

LVA Plate Photos:

Plate photos from VAM-61; VAM-61 eliminated, same as VAM-21.
1880-O VAM-61-Dbld 880.jpg 1880-O VAM-61 Dbld Motto.jpg 1880-O VAM-61 Die Gouge Eye.jpg 1880-O-VAM-61 Dbld Legend.jpg

Additional Photos:

Lower serif of 7 on surface of left side of right 8 upper loop as a checkmark set high. Vertical line on side of lower loop opening at upper right. Faint short ear at top right outside of upper loop.
Rjj-80o-ch11.jpg

Rjj-80o-ch4.jpg
Die scratch on eye front giving appearance of alligator eye.
Rjj-80o-ch1.jpg
Slightly Doubled upper Nose Profile
SWH2 1880O VAM21 Mouth.JPG
Slightly Doubled Ear
SWH2 1880O VAM21 Ear.JPG
1880-O Vam-21-MM.jpg

Full Coin Photos

From Mitch Hill, Large Full Coin VAM-21 Images photographed and ATTRIBUTED BY VSS

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