1888-P VAM-7 Doubled Reverse, Die Chips
Discovered by Oscar Simpson, April 1977.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
7(revised) III2 5 · C3d (Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 1) ( ? ) 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– Slightly doubled middle leaves in wreath above NI in UNITED, O in ONE and LAR in DOLLAR. First die gouge state with line below seventh tail feather, short line below bottom of eagle’s left wing and a series of lines from top inside edge of eagle’s left wing up through u s in trust.
1. The VAM-7 shows distinctive reverse doubling, as with each of the 1888 DDR Morgans. However, the VAM-7's unique feature is the sea of die chips lapping up against the reverse devices. It is unparalleled in the Morgan series and dazzling to the eye, especially when you gaze upon a nice uncirculated specimen.
2. The different stages of the die life have now been categorized as VAMs 7, 7A, 7B, 7C, and 7D. If you only seek one of the 1888 DDRs to fill your Hot 50 hole, the VAM-7 is a real head-turner.
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