1888-P VAM-7B Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 3
Discovered by Brent Fogelberg, Feb. 2003.
This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.
7B(revised) III2 5 · C3d (Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 3) (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– Lines above eagle’s left wing have disappeared except for lower one. Die gouge lines added as short vertical lines at bottom of eagle’s right wing and series of lines between eagle’s left wing and body up to neck.
1. The different stages of the VAM-7 die life have now been categorized as VAMs 7, 7A, 7B, 7C, and 7D.
2. The above reverse description indicates that the "....series of lines between eagle’s left wing and body up to neck" were added. If these "lines" are the same gouges shown on the original plate for 7A then there may be confusion about "gouge lines added." Please delete this comment if I am off base. lae2