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1887-P VAM-13A I3R6 AW020919

Obverse: III2-13
  • Date set in the Normal position.
  • First four stars on right and first two stars on left doubled at bottom with first two on right showing strong shifts. Slight doubling on top of 7. Top of 7 showing in denticles as raised curved bar in denticle space below second 8 and short raised vertical bar in adjacent denticle space to left.
  • Strong wreath clash at the cap vee.
  • Weak wreath clash at Liberty's mouth.
  • Slight doubling of lower ear lobe and inside right of ear.
  • Clashed die with faint partial n of In from reverse next to Liberty head neck and faint ust of Trust from reverse showing in right hair vee of lower hair edge.
  • Wing clash at Liberty's neck.
  • Clash marks at the rear of jawline and the hair vee of the top of the eagle's head and beak.
  • Die crack acoss the bottom of Liberty's hair.
  • Remnant of a die gouge on Liberty's lower lip.
  • Die crack at the lower left of 7 in date proceeding clockwise thru the bottom of the date, the bust point, all left stars terminating at the top of the E. Break at the bottom left side of bottom loop of the first 8.
  • Die crack from the top right of U in UNUM to the M proceeding thru all right stars, RS6-RS1.
  • Weak die crack between the P and L, U and S ending at the dot.
  • Thick polish line between the cotton bolls.
Reverse: C3b
  • Dense polish lines in the eagle's scribbles area. Two thick horizontal and one long diagonal polish marks stand out.
  • Liberty's neck clash line at the top of the right wing below the n of In.
  • Clash marks of Liberty's hair curls at the eagle's neck and top of head and in the field.
  • Strong cap vee clash at the inside of RW1.
  • Clash of the cotton boll stems below the bottom of the left wing.
  • Clash marks of Liberty's chin, lips and nose bridge at the top and inside of the left wreath.
  • Clash mark of Liberty's eye above the olive branch leaf cluster.
  • Die crack from the left side of the E, thru the center of ONE progressing clockwise across the tops of UNITED STATES OF, ending at the left wing tip.
  • Die crack across the top of AMERIC, with a crack across the middle of the CA.
  • Die crack through the right star and across the bottom of DOLLAR.
Comments: VSS attributed on #013068.
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Topic revision: r2 - 23 Feb 2019, AndyWoj00

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