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1888-P VAM-7C Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 4
Discovered by Brent Fogelberg, Feb.2003.
This coin is a
7C III2 5 · C3d (Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 4) (190) I-3 R-5
Obverse III2 5
Date set further left than normal and slanted with 1 closer to rim than last 8.
Die gouge line added thru lower tail feathers, line below middle of olive branch and line in middle of tail feathers above olive branch. Short horizontal die gouge at bottom of eagle's left wing.
Some have lines to lower tail feathers above olive branch
. Heavy die wear with erosion around letters of UNITED STATES & In God We Trust.
The different stages of the VAM-7 die life have now been categorized as VAMs
. There's been some confusion on this series in the past as this Dicussion Thread will attest
7C vs 7D.
The VAM-7C is represented
the gouge from the tailfeathers to the field between arrow head shaft and olive branch. There are two large photos on this page showing the diference and they are labeled
LVA Plate Photo:
1888-P_VAM-7C with no gouge above olive branch
The colored outline from Nico Marcus drawing is shown here:
All of red arrows (including Blue box) already showing up on 7B, except:
Green box: gouge start to appear on 7C and Lower Yellow Box on
Yellow box: gouge start to appear on 7D
Coin with lines to lower tail feathers above olive branch.
Erosion Legend, Motto, and right wing.
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7C (EDS) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy
Disregard the title on the set of coins below...they are 7C (LDS).
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7C (LDS) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy
From Heritage's auction archives another
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