1880-CC VAM-9

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1880-CC VAM-9 8/7 Dash

Discovered by Ted Clark, October 1970. Reverse discovered by Howard Newcomb, February 1913.
9 III2 6 ∙ C3a (8/7 Dash) (177)
Obverse III2 6 – Right 8 not polished like 1880-CC VAM-8.
Reverse C3a – Normal die of C3 type with large V CC mint mark and slanted arrow feathers. Small die chips above STATES OF and small round die chip at lower right L in DOLLAR.

Emission Sequence


  1. The 1880-CC VAM-9 "Reverse of 79" shares the same obverse as the 1880-CC VAM-7 but differs with the reverse type die used. The 1880-CC VAM-9 has the "Slanted Arrow Feather" (SAF) reverse while the 1880-CC VAM-7 " Reverse of 78" has the "Parallel Arrow Feather" (PAF). The 1880-CC VAM-9's date is positioned normally with the key attribution point being the 8 punched over the 7. The second 8 shows the remains of the underlying 7's stem as a dash below the 8 along with two diagonal polishing marks inside the lower loop, with faint ears on the outside of the top left loop.
  2. This obverse die was used on 1880-CC VAM-7 & 1880-CC VAM-7A; then polished down & re-used on 1880-CC VAM-8 & 1880-CC VAM-9.


LVA Plate Photos:


Additional Photos:

The first 8 in the date shows some doubling inside the lower loop with die
chips inside the upper loop as well as chips on the top right side while the zero
in the date shows a slight bulge at the top right outside.
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The VAM-9 reverse also has the large type V CC mintmark centered and upright.
Other points of interest and possible attribution are die chips and polishing lines found on other areas of the coin.
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Full Coin Photos

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-9 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY John Roberts at ANACSANACS LOGO3.jpg