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1879-CC Morgan VAM-3?
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I would appreciate your opinions as to whether I have identified the correct VAM for my 1879-cc Morgan dollar.

3 (revised) III2 3 ∙ C3c (Large Over Small CC, Doubled Date) (178) I-5 R-6
Obverse III2 3 – Doubled date with 18 strongly doubled at top outside, 8 also doubled at lower inside of upper loop, 7 at lower serif and 9 at
bottom outside of lower loop.
Reverse C3c – Rough raised metal above and within CC mint mark, a large over small mint mark.

PIC #1 - date from my coin

PIC #2 - date from sample coin - VAMWorld

PIC #3 - mm from my coin

PIC #4 - mm from sample coin - VAMWorld

Doubled Date.jpg

Doubled Date Sample.jpg

Large over small MM.jpg

Large over small MM sample.jpg

Edited by caltx01
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The roughness resulted from failure to correctly fill the small MM. When a large MM was punched, it stressed the repair and it began to deteriorate -- kind of like a bad tooth filling.

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