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.

1896-P VAM-6 I3R4 AW062418

Obverse: III2-6.
  • Date set at the Near position. 6 in date doubled at top outside of upper loop as thick curved line and at top outside of lower loop as a short thin line.
  • Small crack from the left side of bust point into the field to the right of LS1.
  • Distinct polish lines in the small bear claw void.
  • Polish lines in the upper half of the LIBERTY banner.
  • Foot on right side of TY of LIBERTY are closed.
  • Die chips between the cotton bolls.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Die crack across RW5, wreath bow, LW5 into the top and thru the O in ONE terminating in the denticles below the O.
  • Mild single clash from Liberty's lip area at LW1. No clashing visible on Obverse.
  • Weak clash line of Liberty's neck at the top of the eagle's right wing. No clash line on obverse and no letter transfer.
  • Die crack at the right side of the left star.
  • Die crack, no breaks, from left star across the top of UNITED.
  • Die crack, no breaks, from the denticles above the right wing tip across the top of STATES terminating in the denticles above OF. Divergent crack into the top of the O in OF.
  • Weak die crack, no breaks, through the top of MERIC of AMERICA. Heavy horizontal polish lines in the field of AMERICA.
  • Die crack, no breaks, across the bottom of LLAR in DOLLAR terminating in the denticles below the right star.
Comments: VSS Attributed 7/2023. Sometimes confused with a VAM-2. The doubling on the 6 with a VAM-6 is set slightly higher and is thicker than with a VAM-2. The date on a VAM-2 is also set further left in the Very Near position.
VAMWorld: [ VAM 6 ] [ VAM 6A ] [ VAM 6B ] [ 1896-P VW List ]
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