1880-S VAM-96

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1880-S VAM-96 Doubled 80, Large S Tilted Left, Die Break Cap

Discovered by Lamont Guthrie,February 2011.
96 III2 25 - C3c (Doubled 80, Large S Tilted Left, Die Break Cap) (188) I-2 R-6
Obverse III2 25 - Same die break at rear of cap as VAM-37A
Reverse C3c – Normal die of C3 type with very large centered mint mark tilted left.

Comments:
1. This obverse shared with VAM-37, VAM-37A, VAM-37B, VAM-39, and VAM-96.
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. VAM-86 is the same reverse die in this instance.

Threads:
1. Discussion Thread on the Discovery of this [Die Pair.] The letter from Leroy Van Allen [and congratulations from VAMworld.]

LVA Plate Photos:

1880 S VAM 37A Break Cap Rear.jpg

Additional Photos:

Lmg3 1880s v96 new 08.jpg Lmg3 1880s v96 new 09.jpg

Lmg3 1880s v96 new 07.jpg

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-96 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED By Discoverer Lamont Guthrie

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