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.
  • Die chips between the cotton blossoms.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Diagonal die crack from LW5 leaf into the top and thru the O in ONE terminating in the denticles below the O.
  • Mild clash from Liberty's lip area at LW1. No clashing visible on Obverse.
  • Die crack at the left side of the left star.
  • Die crack from left star across the top of UNITED.
  • Die crack 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 through the top of MERIC of AMERICA.
  • Die crack across the bottom of LLAR in DOLLAR terminating in the denticles below the right star.
Comments: 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 ] [ 1896-P VW List ]
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1896-P VAM-6 AW011119 Coin #2
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Date and Mint Mark

1896-P VAM-6 AW062418 Coin #1
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Regional Landscape Coin #1

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Topic revision: r5 - 11 Jan 2019, AndyWoj00

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