Characteristics are described with a degree of granularity intended for die identification more so than for die classification. A characteristic may not span the entire die progression. Thus, not all characteristics may be present in any one coin.

1881-O VAM-1B2 I3R6 AW102718

Obverse: III2-10
  • Date is set in the Normal position.
  • Double wing clash at the front of Liberty's neck with a partial incuse n of In from reverse.
  • Partial incuse of st of trust showing in the right hair vee of lower hair edge.
  • Strong wreath clash at the cap vee.
  • Dense pitting/polishing throughout Liberty's features.
  • Weak die crack between RS1-RS4.
Reverse: C3a.
  • II O mint mark is set slightly right and high with a slight tilt left.
  • Long die gouge from D thru top of O over to L in DOLLAR. Denticle impressions as shown on VAM-1B1 are worn away.
  • Dense pitting/polishing throughout the reverse features.
  • Liberty's neck clash at the top of the eagle's right wing extending into the left leg of the n of In.
  • Hair curl clash mark at the front of the eagle's neck. Weak remnants of hair curl clash at the top of the eagle's head.
  • Strong cap vee clash at the inside of RW1.
  • Weak clash mark of Liberty's lips at the inside of LW1-LW2.
  • Die crack between the tops of TED and from the right side of the D in UNITED into the tip of the right wing.
  • Die crack between the tops of ATES in STATES.
  • Die crack through the top of OF into the tip of the left wing.
  • Die crack across the top of AMER.
Comments: Later die state than VAM-18 and VAM-43 but earlier than VAM-49. This specimen has severe post-mint damage.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-1 ][ VAM-1A ][ VAM-1B1 ][ VAM-1B2 ][ VAM-1D ][ VAM-1F ][ VAM-1G ][ VAM-1H ][ VAM-1I ][ VAM-1J ][ VAM-1K ][ VAM-1L TENATIVE ][ 1881-O VW List ]
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Topic revision: r4 - 12 Nov 2018, AndyWoj00

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