1888-P VAM-7C Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 4
Discovered by Brent Fogelberg, Feb.2003.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
7C III2 5 · C3d (Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 4) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 5 Date set further left than normal and slanted with 1 closer to rim than last 8.
Reverse C3d Die gouge line added thru lower tail feathers, line below middle of olive branch and line in middle of tail feathers above olive branch. Short horizontal die gouge at bottom of eagle's left wing. Some have lines to lower tail feathers above olive branch. Heavy die wear with erosion around letters of UNITED STATES & In God We Trust.
1. The different stages of the VAM-7 die life have now been categorized as VAMs 7, 7A, 7B, 7C, and 7D. The VAM-7C is represented with or without the gouge from the tailfeathers to the field between arrow head shaft and olive branch. There are two large photos on this page showing the diference and they are labeled EDS and LDS.
1. There's been some confusion on this series in the past as this discussion thread will attest [7C vs 7D. ]
LVA Plate Photos:
The colored outline from Nico Marcus drawing is shown here: All of red arrows (including Blue box) already showing up on 7B, except:Green box: gouge start to appear on 7C and Lower Yellow Box on LDS VAM-7C Yellow box: gouge start to appear on 7D
Coin with lines to lower tail feathers above olive branch.
Erosion Legend, Motto, and right wing.
Full Coin Photos
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7C (EDS) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7C (LDS) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS