Does this 1879-CC Morgan appear counterfeit?
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I got this at an estate sale. Still waiting for it to arrive in the mail. The cc mint mark is so far off from any other 1879-cc I can find. However the VAM-6 is close. I just can’t find any other examples of VAM-6 other than the one example on VAM world. I wanted to run it by you guys and see what you think. 

My coin:
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Here is the example of VAM-6 on VAM world:

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here is the link to the VAM-6:

http://ec2-13-58-222-16.us-east-2.compute.amazonaws.com/wiki/1879-CC_VAM-6

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If the VAM-6 is presumed authentic, some of the very minor imperfections on it are repeated on your coin. That's generally a good sign. Obviously you want to weigh yours when it arrives, especially given that the color looks a little odd to me.

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On 6/16/2022 at 10:13 PM, MatthewDM11 said:

I just can’t find any other examples of VAM-6 other than the one example on VAM world.

See the attached from PCGS CoinFacts which looks like that variety, although it's a lower VF-20 grade.  Also see the attached comparisons for the mint mark. To me it looks like the mint mark for your coin is off, as it seems like it's a little to the right and closer to the wreath with no die chips present. It also looks like the CC letters on your coin are rotated a little counterclockwise compared to the legit VAM-6.

00 1879-CC Morgan Dollar VF20 CoinFacts.jpg

1879-CC MM Compared to VAM-6.jpg

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