1880-O VAM-6A

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1880-O VAM-6A 8/7 Spike, Clashed Obverse st, Reverse M

Discovered by Ted Clark, November 1968. Revised 2011.
This coin is a Top 100 Morgan VAM.
6A(revised) III25 · C3a (8/7 Spike, Clashed Obverse st, Reverse M) (176) I-4 R-5
Obverse III25– Clashed die with partial incuse st of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge. Faint tick of n next to neck from In of reverse.
Reverse C3a– Faint raised designer’s initial M from obverse above d in God. Die gouge on left side of left wreath of VAM-6 Die 1.

Comments:
1. This marriage comes in two distinct stages, with and without the clash. In Elite Clashed Morgan Dollars, Mark Kimpton states "Approximately one out of every three VAM 6A's I have seen has had clashing." He also points out that the unclashed version of the VAM 6A(what is now VAM-6 Die #1) is the beginning of a die progression VAM-6 Die #1 no clash, 6A clash, 49, 6, 6C two obverse clashes, and 6C with three obverse clashes.

Threads:
1. http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/41360251?o=0
2. http://www.vamworld.wikispaces.com/message/view/home/38212708

LVA Plate Photos:

1880-O VAM 6A Clashed st.jpg 1880-O VAM 6A 80 over 79 Overdate.jpg
1880-O VAM 6A Clashed M.jpg

Additional Photos:

A small "ear" remains at the top left of the last 8 in 1880. This small mark is the remnants of a 7 that was removed to make an 1880 dated die. In addition to the obverse over date feature, VAM-6A has a gouge in the left wreath. If the gouge is absent but you can still see the over date feature, the coin is a VAM-6, which is much more rare.
1880o vam6a.jpg

1880o vam6a rev.jpg

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Unclashed version of the VAM 6A = VAM-6 Die #1

NM 1880-O VAM-6A Rev.jpg

Full Coin Photos

2 Sets of Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-6A Clashed Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg

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