1878-P VAM-116A Doubled P & 1-8, Die Gouge State 1
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.
This Coin is a Top 30 1878
116A II/I 18 - B2a (Doubled P & 1-8, Die Gouge State 1) (189) I-4 R-6
Obverse - Visible doubling of P, L, R, and B in PLURIBUS. Die chip at hairline with die scratch extending NNE into hair.
Reverse B2a- Slightly polished die with weakened feather between eagle's right wing and leg. Die gouges added to lower and middle arrow heads, single diagonal gouge on top arrow head, diagonal gouge from end of lower arrow head and on left side of DO. Heavy polishing lines from olive branch tip, and around arrow feathers, olive leaves and in tail feathers. Some specimens show heavy clash mark above arrow heads, but no clash letter transfer. Crumbled G in God is present on all 116 die stages.
1. VAM-E Volume 7, Issue 18 - Oct. 18th, 2010 has the 1878 VAM 116 Die Progression in detail written by two deans of VAMMERS here, Clayton Christiansen and John Baumgart.
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