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.

1883-O VAM-39A I2R5 AW083118

Obverse: III2-2
  • Date set in Normal position. Date digits in denticles appear to be absent. Die flake in lower loop of first 8. 3 sets a bit low.
  • Slightly doubled ear at inside right and left.
  • Die crack from the E, through LS6-LS7 into the field proceeding to Liberty's bust point, ending at the hair tip below designer's initial.
  • Weak die crack above designers initial.
  • Die crack starting in the field above the one proceeing into the lower hair and exiting at the lower cap band, terminating in the field below the M of UNUM.
  • Die crack from the field below the M in UNUM proceeding into the rear of the cap, through the cap fold and upper cap, into the wheat leaves and stalks, terminating at the top of the L in LIBERTY.
  • Weak die crack across the top of LURIB with tangent cracks into the denticles.
  • Die crack across the top of NUM and RS4-RS6.
  • Distinct polish line under the right cotton blossom.
  • Pitting across much of the obverse.
Reverse C3a
  • Oval O mint mark centered and upright.
  • Pitting on the majority of the raised devices.
  • Beveling in the field to the left of the eagles left leg and below the eagle's center talon under the arrow shaft.
  • Cap vee clash to the left of RW1.
  • Weak "bearded eagle" hair clash marks on the right side of eagles neck.
  • Weak die crack from lower wreath bow proceeding thru RW5-RW2.
  • Heavily polished leaves on RW2-RW4.
  • Die crack from tip of RW1 into the lower side of eagles right wing
Comments: Bars in denticle spaces gradually disappear as die wears. Slight doubling of ear at right inside shows when die is slightly polished later in die life. Was previously listed as VAM-53
VAMWorld: [ VAM 39 ] [ VAM 39A ] [ 1883-O VW List ] [ PTP: andywoj00 ]
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Topic revision: r2 - 05 Sep 2018, AndyWoj00

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