1880-S VAM-86 Doubled Date, S Tilted Left
86 III232 - C3c (Doubled Date, S Tilted Left) (?) I-2 R-5
Obverse III 232 - Entire date is doubled. 1 is doubled on surface at lower right side of vertical shaft and top right of lower crossbar.. First 8 doubled on surface at left inside of both loops and on right outside of lower loop. Second 8 doubled at lower left outside of upper loop. 0 doubled strongly at top left outside and faintly on top right outside.
Reverse C3c - Normal die of C3 type with very large centered mint mark tilted left.
1. This obverse shared with VAM-47, VAM-75, and VAM-86.
2. This reverse shared with VAM-3, VAM-6, VAM-17, VAM-22, VAM-29, VAM-31, VAM-53, VAM-57, VAM-58, VAM-65, VAM-73, VAM-80, VAM-81, VAM-83, VAM-86, VAM-96.
3. Since VAM numbers are assigned by die classification, the shared reverses above are all C3c, very large S centered mint mark tilted left. All may not be the exact same die, but all fit the reverse die classification.
LVA Plate Photos:
Photos below of Discovery piece, except full obverse and reverse photos which are a different piece. Discovery piece is heavily polished, all VAM-86's may not be. Discovery piece also has a die chip on the surface of the 1st 8, on the top left loop. But this die chip may not be on all examples of VAM-86. Die chips and scratches should not be used a primary diagnostic.
Photo below of date.