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More than one Variety on one coin?

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Hi All,

I just acquired a 1878-CC S$1 XF45 VAM 11 coin as graded by ANACS. After examining the coin closer it appears as though it is also a VAM 18 (Doubled leaves and CC misalignent. I will try to put picture here. ANy responses appreciated!





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I'm not well versed in VAMs, however, in the Capped Bust half series there are Overton numbers and many coins will have a unique Overton number based upon the obverse and reverse die pairing, however, each obverse or reverse die may be used for more than one variety. Was that clear at all? 893scratchchin-thumb.gif

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Thanks for the info. After re reviewing the details I see that the VAM 18 includes doubling of other parts of the coin. This one is only doubled on the leaves of the head dress. My original post should have been for a VAM 24.

Also, if it is not possible to have a coin graded for more than one variety should I have it regraded for the higher value VAM 24?

Here are better detailed pics. This is definately a VAM 11. Here is the photo of the area.

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Here are the detailed pics of why I believe it is also VAM 24 (Reverse)

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Thanks Again for ALL! Robert

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