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 2 I2R5 AW122822

  • Date set in Normal right position. Slanted with high 9.
  • Die wear in fields with die chips at inside of several 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 inside the ear opening.
  • No wing clash at Liberty's neck nor a die chip at bust point.
  • 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.
  • Weak clash line of Liberty's neck at the top of the right wing below the n of In.
  • If lit properly, a very weak clash can be seen at LW1 and RW1.
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: r4 - 30 Nov 2023, AndyWoj00

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