1888-S VAM-13 Doubled Left Wreath, Monster Gouged Eagle

"Re"-Discovered by C. Logan McKechnie August 2006.

This coin is a WOW! Morgan VAM.

13 III2 1 · C3f (Doubled Left Wreath, Monster Gouged Eagle) (187) I-5 R-6
Obverse III2 1 - EDS has some die polishing lines in left and right fields.
Reverse C3f– Middle and inside leaves of left wreath doubled towards rim and couple leaves at right of wreath bow. Over 30 large and small die gouges on eagle and arrow shafts and feathers, the largest number of die gouges known on any Morgan dollar die. Large broad horizontal gouge on tail feathers between legs with slanted gouge at lower left and right. Four vertical, horizontal and slanted gouges in arrow feathers below eagle’s right talons plus two short gouges just below arrow feathers. Long vertical gouges between eagle’s left wing and neck and between eagle’s right wing and leg. Two short broad gouges between eagle’s left wing and body and four short gouges in middle of eagle’s left wing and at bottom. Two short gouges at top of eagle’s right wing and several at back of arrow heads and above and below eagle’s left talons. Lower part of eagle’s right wing has die scratches in various directions plus long thin diagonal die gouge. (Formerly VAM 1A)

Comments:
1- The 2006 new VAM of the year is one of the most spectacular die gouge Morgans since the 90-CC tailbar. A barrage of over 30 gouges batter the reverse of this variety. Many of the gouges are sizeable, especially those just above and around the eagle's right leg and talons.
2- The VAM-13 replaces the former VAM-1A. This coin is a Hit List 40 Morgan VAM.

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LVA Plate Photos:
1888-S_VAM-13_Gouge_Wing_Leg.jpg1888-S_VAM-13_Gouges_Arrow_Feathers.jpg
1888-S_VAM-13_Gouges_Below_Talons.jpg1888-S_VAM-13_Wreath.jpg
1888-S_VAM-13_Gouge_Neck-Wing.jpg

Additional photos:
1888-S_VAM-13_gouges1.jpg1888-S_VAM-13_gouges2.jpg

Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-13 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsPCGS MS62 ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1888-S_RonH_VAM-13_OBV.jpg
1888-S_RonH_VAM-13_REV.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-13 Images on loan to VAMworld courtesy ©Heritage AuctionsPCGS MS64+ CAC ATTRIBUTED BY ANACS ANACS_LOGO3.jpg
1888-S_RonH_VAM-13_OBV_3.jpg
1888-S_RonH_VAM-13_REV_3.jpg
Large Full Coin Copyrighted© VAM-13 Images© on loan to VAMworld courtesy TeletTradeLogo14.jpg® ATTRIBUTED BY Ron Hagler
1888-S_RonH_VAM-13_REV_RH02032012.jpg
1888-S_RonH_VAM-13_OBV_RH02032012.jpg


Price History:
1888-S VAM-13 PCGS MS63 (VAM not labled) $517.49 Ebay July 9, 2008

Condition Census: Census as of 7/2010
TPG
Variety
Designation
Total
1-3
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
ANACS
VAM-13 HITLIST40
MS
19
0
0
0
0
1
2
1
1
4
1
1
2
1
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
NGC
VAM-13 HITLIST40
MS
?
0
0
0
0


0
0



0
0


1
0
0
0
0
0
PCGS
VAM-13 HITLIST40
MS
28
0
0
0
0


0
1

2

1
5
9
7
3
0
0
0
0
0
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