1880-O VAM-7 O/O, Pitted Obverse, Doubled 880
Discovered by Bill Fivaz, June 1973.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.
7(revised) III2 38 • C3c (O/O, Pitted Obverse, Doubled 880) (176) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 38 – Doubled 880 with first 8 slightly doubled at right inside of lower loop, second 8 doubled at left outside of upper
loop and 0 slightly doubled at lower left inside. Fine raised dots throughout hair and face plus raised dots around motto letters,
right and left stars and date digits due to rusted die.
Reverse C3c– I O mint mark doubled on right and left side of top surface.
1. The legend has larger pits all over it, notably on the date and around the first three stars on the right.
2. The MM is a doubled (O/O) and is set slightly left. and is shares the exact reverse of VAM-29
LVA Plate Photos:
1. The pitting on the obverse is very noticeable around the date. It is possible to cherry pick these coins from average auction photos on
the web because of these distinctive features.
2. Although the title lists this as an O/O, the really unique attribute is the obverse pitting.
You can see in the photo below that the mint mark is doubled on the right and left sides.
3. There is a distinctive set of die polish lines in the tailfeathers if additional die markers are needed.
4. More pitting is present in numerous locations around the obverse die. Shown below is the upper portion of the obverse with pitting in PLURIBUS.
1880-O VAM 7 pitted dies (Hit List)
Full Coin Photos
2 Sets of Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler