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.

1885-O VAM-25A I2R6 AW101623 WOW! VAM

Obverse: III2-17
  • Date is set slightly right of Normal Center.
  • Die crack from the top of the second 8 across the bottom of the hair terminating in the field below the second M of UNUM.
  • Die crack from the back of the cap across the cap fold/cap top into/across the wheat leave/kernals, thru the I of LIBERTY terminating in the upper hair. Tangental crack from cap crack between the UN of UNUM terminating in the denticles. Large break at the cap top to the right of the bent wheat leaf.
  • Pitting/roughness in the LIBERTY banner and around the cotton bolls.
  • Short, weak clash line at Liberty's neck.
  • Large crack with breaks from Liberty's neck to LS1.
  • Crack from Liberty's neck to/across Liberty's chin into the field then nose tip coming to a break and sharply angling to the front of Liberty's hair.
  • Die crack from LS4-LS7 and across the top of E-P.
Reverse: C3a
  • Mintmark centered and upright.
  • Dense polish lines in/around the wreath bow, upper/lower tail feathers and on the right wing.
  • Long die scratch from the bottom of the right wing into the olive branch leaf cluster(s).
  • Heavy pitting/roughness in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Thread-like feature in the middle of the eagle's right wing.
  • Clash line at the top of the right wing between In God. No letter transfer.
  • Die crack at the E-D of UNITED. Crack from bottom of D across the right wing tip into the first S of STATES.
  • Die crack from the denticles above, then into, the ES of STATES.
  • Weak cap vee clash at RW1. No clash at the cap vee on obvere.
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