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.

1886-O VAM-1A2 I4R4 AW090818 TOP 100 & WOW!

Obverse: III2-1.
  • Date set at the Normal position. Weak die crack between bottom of 8 and 6.
  • Prominant dot at the small bear claw hair swirl.
  • Clashed die with partial incuse t of trust from reverse at the right hair vee of lower hair edge for late clashed dies with seven clashes.
  • Multiple right wreath clash marks at the cap vee and rear of cap.
  • Right wreath clash marks at the top of the cap.
  • Though not mentioned in MTP, ear is slightly doubled at the inside right of ear opening. Small horizontal polish marks at the rear of ear opening.
  • Left wreath clash marks on Liberty's nose bridge, lips, and chin.
  • Double wing clash marks at Liberty's jaw/neck junction. No letter transfer.
  • Die crack at RS5-RS7 and the E ending in the field to the right of E.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Mint mark centered and upright.
  • Raised E below eagle‚Äôs tail feathers in field to the left of wreath bow. Partial B & R next to E from obverse LIBERTY.
  • Clash marks of cotton boll stems & leaves below eagles right wing and arrow heads/shafts.
  • Double clash marks of Liberty's neck on eagle's right wing just to the right of the n of In.
  • Clash marks of Liberty's hair below the st of trust.
  • 6-7 cap vee clash marks to the left of RW1.
  • Multiple clash of Libety's nose/lips/chin from LW1-LW5.
  • Clash of Liberty's eye above middle cluster of olive branch leaves.
  • Die crack across the top of NITED of UNITED.
  • Die crack at tops of ATES of STATES.
  • Die crack between F in OF and eagles right wing tip.
Comments: The double clashed type is most common and the Multi/7 clashed type seems to fall second in rarity in MS grades. The Single clashed VAM-1A1 is by far rarer in any grade.
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Topic revision: r4 - 20 Dec 2018, AndyWoj00

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