1890-S VAM-7 S Tilted and Shifted Left, Die Gouges Cap,Die Break Neck
Discovered by Leonard Hinckley, February 1974. Reverse discovered by Charles Wallace, June 1966. Revised 2016. by Tmanhg
7 (revised) III2 1 - C3f (S Tilted and Shifted Left, Die Gouges Cap,Die Break Neck) (187, 188) I-3/4 R-5
Obverse III2 1 - Die 1 - Long segmented die gouge at top of Phrygian cap, above right cotton boll and to right of lower cotton leaf.
VAM-7 Die 2 (187) - Diagonal die crack across Liberty head neck up thru jaw and chin with displaced design break on neck. Die used before changed to Die 1 (188) obverse with 188 reeds collar.
Die marker - Polishing lines in TY of LIBERTY.
Reverse C3f - IV S mint mark tilted and shifted slightly to the left.
Die marker - Polishing lines in eagle's wing-neck gap.
1. Die 1 and Die 2 share the exact reverse die but different obverse pairings.
2. Die 1 shares obverse with VAM-48
3. VAM-1J became the VAM-7A
1. Die 1 Thread with more photos http://www.vamworld.com/share/view/69643954