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1889-P VAM-23B unclashed Die Sequence 1 & 2 I-2 R-5 WR051921

Obverse: III2-21 Heavy die polishing removing die clash marks at neck, lower right hair vee, lips, cap back at ribbon and some roughness in fields. Roughness quickly reappears and new light
die clash single and later two diagonal lines appears at jaw-neck junction with die chip still later at neck point. Die retired shortly thereafter.

Die marker - Diagonal die polishing lines in ER of LIBERTY.

Reverse: C3a. Die not changed since no die clash marks appeared, except for very faint vertical line at n of In. Die fields relatively smooth with little wear. Die then re-used with VAM 7 III2 7 obverse.

Die marker - Fine die polishing lines at wing-neck gap.

Comments:
VAMWorld: [ VAM-23 ] [ VAM-23A ] [ VAM-23B ] [ 1889-P VW List ] [ LVA 2020 Revision Letter ]
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1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #1

1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #1 Obverse. 1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #1 Reverse.
1889P wr051921 Obv LFCP.jpg 1889P wr051921 Rev LFCP.jpg
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Regional Landscape 1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #1

Polishing lines in left wing. Polishing lines in right wing.
wr051921a.jpg wr051921b.jpg
Date with open 9. Polished neck to remove Clah "IN".
wr051921c.jpg wr051921d.jpg
Dot on R of "LIBERTY". Polishing lines in ear.
wr051921e.jpg wr051921f.jpg
No clashed lips. No die roughness in "E P L".
wr051921g.jpg wr051921h.jpg
No die roughness in any of the right stars. No die roughness in any of the left stars.
wr051921i.jpg wr051921j.jpg
Polishing lines in wing neck-gap. Polishing lines in Bow.
wr051921k.jpg wr051921l.jpg
Polishing lines in Upper Tail feathers. Faint clash to N of "IN".
wr051921m.jpg wr051921n.jpg

1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #2

1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #2 Obverse. 1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #2 Reverse.
1889P wr112322 Obv LFCP.jpg 1889P wr112322 Rev LFCP.jpg
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Regional Landscape 1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence #2

Faint clash to right wreath. Not Used.
wr112322a.jpg wr112322b.jpg
Date with open 9. Polished neck to remove Clah "IN".
wr112322c.jpg wr112322d.jpg
Polish lines at ER of "LIBERTY". Polishing lines in ear.
wr112322e.jpg wr112322f.jpg
No clashed lips. Die roughness in "E P L".
wr112322g.jpg wr112322h.jpg
Die roughness in the right stars. Die roughness in the left stars.
wr112322i.jpg wr112322j.jpg
Polishing lines in wing neck-gap. Polishing lines in Bow.
wr112322k.jpg wr112322l.jpg
Polishing lines in Upper Tail feathers. Faint clash to N of "IN".
wr112322m.jpg wr112322n.jpg
Polishing lines in left wing. Polishing lines in right wing.
wr112322o.jpg

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