1878-P VAM-116C

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1878-P VAM-116C Doubled P & 1-8, Die Gouge State 3

Revised 2009
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan Vam.
This coin is a Top 30 1878 Variety
116C (revised) II/I 18 - B2a (Doubled P & 1-8, Die Gouge State 3) (180) I-4 R-5
Reverse B2a- Die further lightly polished with tiny bar remaining of feather between eagle's right wing and leg. Die gouges added to right side of wreath bow, top arrow head and back of top arrow head. Heavy polishing lines added at right side of eagle's left leg, diagonal line in upper tail feathers, two lines in lower right tail feathers and diagonal line above arrow feathers. Small vertical die gouge added at top right outside of wreath bow on late die states.

Comments:
1. There are two dies states of VAM 116C as recognized by Leroy Van Allen in September 2009. The die gouges on the bow as depicted in the bottom photos only appear on the LDS 116C

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Additional Photos:

RSK VAM-116 Dec-8 ,2016 E.jpg
Full O in GOD, some crumbling in the top of the G.
1878p vam116 b.jpg
Polished away wing feather, parallel arrow feather, short nock.
1878p vam116 c.jpg
There is a strong gouge between the edge of the bow and the ribbon. Much stronger than this photograph indicates.
1878 VAM 116C Photo 1.jpg
Diagonal line above arrow feathers.
NESVT20090817 1878P 116 10.JPG
Note the die gouges from leaves to legs and the over polished area by the wings.
1878 VAM 116C Photo 2.jpg
1878 VAM 116C Photo 3.jpg
The next two photos show die gouges at the bow on LDS (Stage 7) 116C coins; EDS 116C coins do not have these gouges!
1878 VAM-116C Wreath Marker.JPG

Full Coin Photos

Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-116C-EDS, Stage 6, Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions]

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