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-23B Die Sequence 5 I2R5 AW030923

  • Date set at the Normal right position. Slanted with high 9.
  • Die wear/erosion in fields and lettering with die chips at the left and right stars and EPL.
  • Dense polish lines in the LIBERTY banner and around cotton bolls/leaves.
  • Die Marker - Die polishing lines in the ER of LIBERTY
  • Die chips and polish lines inside the ear opening.
  • Strong double clash at Liberty's neck. No die chip at bust point.
  • Left wreath clash at Liberty's lips. No clash showing on reverse at LW1-2.
  • Dense polish lines in/around the wreath bow, eagle's upper/lower tail feathers, leg triangle voids and wing-neck gap and the left wing area to the right of the wing-neck gap.
  • Die Marker - Die polishing lines in the wing-neck gap.
  • Thick polish lines on the eagle's right and left wings.
  • When lit properly, a weak clash line from Liberty's neck at the top of the eagle's right wing into the right leg of the n of In.
  • Extremely weak cap vee clash line from the obverse at RW1.
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VAMWorld: [ VAM-23 ] [ VAM-23A ] [ VAM-23B ] [ 1889-P VAM List ] [ LVA 2020 Revision Letter ] [ Wayne Roberts 1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence Flowchart & Comps ]
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Topic revision: r1 - 09 Mar 2023, AndyWoj00

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