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.

1889-P VAM-23 I2R5 AW123122

  • Date set in Normal right position. Slanted with high 9.
  • Die wear in fields and around the left and right stars.
  • Dense polish lines in the LIBERTY band and around cotton bolls/leaves. Die Marker - Die polishing lines in the ER of LIBERTY
  • Die chips and polish lines inside the ear opening.
  • No wing clash at Liberty's neck nor a die chip at bust point.
  • Full hair at designer initial.
  • Dense polish lines in/around the wreath bow, eagle's upper/lower tail feathers, and leg triangle voids. Also polish lines in the olive branch leaves and the left wing area to the right of the wing-neck gap.
  • Die Marker - Die polishing lines in the wing-neck gap.
  • No clashes at the top of the eagle's right wing or at LW1/RW1.
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Full Coin

1889-P VAM-23 Obverse. 1889-P VAM-23 Reverse.
1889-P VAM-23 AW123122
1889P AW123122 Obv LFCP.jpg 1889P AW123122 Rev LFCP.jpg
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Regional Landscape

Unclashed Left Wreath. No faint clashes to N of "IN" or G in "GOD".
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Date position. Flawed 9 Logo Punch. Note the "pebbling" at the front of the neck, at the bust point and at the lower hair line. Full hair by Designer's initials.
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Polishing Lines in E of "LIBERTY". Polishing Lines in Cotton Blossoms, Leaves and Cap Fold.
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Polishing Lines in Ear. Clean un-clashed Neck.
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Minimal Die Roughness around Left Stars. Minimal Die Roughness around EPL.
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Minimal Die Roughness around M in "UNUM". Un-clashed Back of Cap and minimal roughness around the right stars.
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Polishing Lines in Bow. Polishing Lines in Upper Tailfeathers.
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Polishing Line in Wing Neck Gap. Polishing Lines in Eagle's Right Wing.
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Polishing Lines in Eagle's Left Wing. Un-clashed Right Wreath.
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Topic revision: r4 - 01 Jan 2023, AndyWoj00

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