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.

1897-P VAM-10 I2R5 AW112318

Obverse: III2-9
  • Date is set at the Normal center position. 1 is slightly doubled at the lower edge of top crossbar.
  • Dense polish lines throughout the hair, the LIBERTY banner, wheat kernels/leaves, and cotton bowls.
  • Long polish marks at the tops of the cotton leaves and on the cap.
  • Die Marker - Two horizontal polishing lines across Liberty's neck.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Dense polish lines and chips inside the wreath bow, lower tail feathers, scribble zone, and left/right leg triangle void.
  • Long diagonal polish mark from the eagle's left leg into the upper tail feathers.
  • Diagonal polish marks in the eagles wing/neck gap.
  • Remnant of a "Beard" at the right side of eagle's neck. Not sure if this is at the early or late die stage.
  • Die crack at the left side of the left star to the right leg of N in ONE.
  • Die crack from the bottom right of the E in ONE across the bottom of DOLLAR ending in the field.
  • Die crack from the top of the A in DOLLAR to RW4 then to RW3.
  • Die crack thru the tops of TED into/across the right wing tip ending in the denticles above the first S in STATES.
  • Weak die crack between the tops of STA of STATES.
  • Die crack from the field above the M between the tops of ERIC of AMERICA.
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Topic revision: r1 - 23 Nov 2018, AndyWoj00

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