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-P VAM-9D2 I2R3 AW083120

Obverse: III2-9
  • Date is set at the Far position.
  • Die crack from the left of the bust point through the bottom of Liberty's hair. Tangent crack into the left side of the 1.
  • Weak wreath clash at the back of Liberty's cap.
  • Weak die crack in the field above the top of Liberty's cap extending through the wheat leaves/kernals, LIBERTY band, Liberty's hair front into the field and thru the P ending in the denticles above the dot separator.
  • Circular die impressions to the right of the cotton leaves on Liberty's cap.
  • Dense polish lines through the LIBERTY band and in/around the cotton bolls/leaves.
  • Clash line from eagle's right wing at Liberty's jawline. No letter transfer shown.
  • Die crack at LS6-LS7-E.
  • Weak die cracks at B-U-S.
  • Weak die crack at the cap bun into the cap top.
  • Die crack at N-U-M-RS6.
  • Die crack at RS2-RS3.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Die crack across the bottom of D-O.
  • Weak die crack across LW5, the wreath knot and RW5.
  • Dense polish lines and debris in the eagles upper/lower tail feathers, both legs triangle void and inside/around the wreath bow.
  • Thick polish lines on the eagle's upper wings.
  • Polish lines/chips in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Clash line of Liberty's neck at the top of the eagle's right wing into the bottom of the n of In.
  • Smooth polish area below the st of trust.
  • Weak cap vee clash to the left of RW1.
  • Die crack from the O to the left star, across the top of UNITED, the eagle's right wing tip and thru S-T-A.
  • Die crack thru S O-F across the left wing tip into the field to the right of RW1.
  • Die crack across RW3.
Comments: LDS of this Coin is the VAM-9E.
VAMWorld: [ VAM 9 ] [ VAM 9A ] [ VAM 9B ] [ VAM 9C ] [ VAM 9D ] [ VAM 9D2 ] [ VAM 9E ] [ VAM 9G ] [ 1885-P VW List ]
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Comment. No n letter transfer at neck.
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Comment. No gouge at the top left of the D.
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Topic revision: r3 - 03 Sep 2020, AndyWoj00

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