1888-P VAM-16 Doubled 1, Doubled Lower Reverse

Discovered by Leroy Van Allen, January 1982. Revised 2016.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

16(revised) III213 · C3f (Doubled 1, Doubled Lower Reverse) (190) I-2 R-4
Obverse III213– 1 slightly doubled below upper crossbar. Vertical die gouge in leaves on either side of right cotton boll. Small horizontal die gouge in lower hair edge below designer's initial M. (Formerly VAM-26)
Reverse C3f– Doubled lower reverse including lower wreath and bow, bottom arrow shaft, left tail feather ends, bottom of olive leaves and NE DOLLAR.

Comments:

LVA Plate Photo:
1888-P_VAM-16_Dbld_1.jpg

1888-P_VAM-16A_Gouge_Hair.jpg1888-P_VAM_26_Gouge_Cotton_Leaves.jpg
1888-P_VAM_26_Dbld_Lower_Rev.jpg

Additional photos:
Also note obverse "small die gouge in hair below designer's initial M," which Van Allen does not believe to be an MPD:
1888p_vam16a_a_edited.jpg

Another set of images for this VAM: Cotton gouge on obverse:
Sentry02_1888P-16A-CottonGouge.jpg

Wreath bow doubling:
Sentry02_1888P-16A-WreathBow.jpg

Left wreath doubling:
Sentry02_1888P-16A-LeftWreath.jpg


2 full coin copyrighted© VAM-16 images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of ©Heritage Auctions and attributed by ©ANACS

1888_RonH_VAM-16A_OBV_04292011_4.jpg
1888_RonH_VAM-16A_REV_04292011_4.jpg

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Condition Census:


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Variety
Designation
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4-6
8-10
12-15
20-35
40-45
50
53
55
58
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
PCGS
VAM-16
MS

0
0
0
0
0
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1
0
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-16
MS
54
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
1
1
1
1
7
17
22
3
0
0
0
0
0
ANACS
VAM-16A
MS
33
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
3
2
1
7
11
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
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