1901-P VAM-7 Doubled Wing and Arrows
Discovered by Steve Sabella, November 1980.
This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.
7 III2 1 - C4/C3c (Doubled Wing and Arrows) (189) I-3 R-4
Reverse C4/C3c - Faint shallow extra olive to right of olive connected to olive branch. Eagle's left wing strongly doubled at middle and bottom, arrow heads and eagle's left claw's doubled on left side, top of olive branch doubled at bottom, and two inner most eagle's right wing feathers doubled next to leg.
1. Featured in the March 2007 VAMview (VAMview 7, pages 18-19), this variety has recently been noted for its scarcity and the fantastic reverse doubling, possibly due to C3/C4 hub doubling.
LVA Plate Photos:
Date is in the normal lateral position, slanted slightly with the second 1 higher than the first 1. The upright of that second 1 is aligned over the 13th denticle. The center line for the 0 is centered through the 10th denticle.
The arrows are distinctly doubled. On even worn examples and in poor images, the "smiling goose" branch doubling is generally visible.
The left wing (viewer's right) is more subtly doubled.
Not many obverse die confirmations identified for this variety. There are two time ticks in the die on the left side of the left cottom boll's stem, confirmed on both MS63 and XF45 specimens.
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©[Heritage Auctions] ATTRIBUTED BY Rob Franklin
Rob is the author of the WOW! VAMs book and received the honor of "Book of the Year" from the SSDC for 2014.