1888-P VAM-7C Near Slanted Date, Doubled Wreath, Die Gouge State 4

Discovered by Brent Fogelberg, Feb.2003.

This coin is a Hot 50 Morgan VAM.

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.
Reverse C3d 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.

Comments:
1- The different stages of the VAM-7 die life have now been categorized as VAMs 7, 7A, 7B, 7C, and 7D. 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 with or without 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 EDS and LDS.

LVA Plate Photo:
1888-P_VAM-7B_Die_Gouge_Lines.jpg
1888-P_VAM-7C with no gouge above olive branch


Additional photos:
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 LDS VAM-7C
Yellow box: gouge start to appear on 7D
1888_RonH_VAM-7-B-C-D_Gouge_structure_pix-_Nico_Marcus.jpg

Coin with lines to lower tail feathers above olive branch.
pjh1888-PV7C.jpg

Erosion Legend, Motto, and right wing.
SWH_1888P_VAM7C_EROSION_LEGEND_MOTTO_WING.jpg

Erosion UNITED
SWH_1888P_VAM7C_EROSION_ED.jpg

Erosion UNITED
SWH_1888P_VAM7C_EROSION_UNIT.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-7C (EDS) Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACSANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1888_RonH_VAM-7C__REV_04292011.jpg

1888_RonH_VAM-7C__OBV_04292011.jpg
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 ©Heritage Auctions ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1888_RonH_VAM-7D_REV_04282011.jpg
1888_RonH_VAM-7D_OBV_04282011.jpg



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