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-1B I2R5 AW112418

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date is set in the Normal center position.
  • Dense polish marks in the hair, wheat kernals, LIBERTY banner and cotton boll area.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Dense polish marks inside the wreath bow and in the upper tail feathers.
  • Small die gouges a little stronger than usual in the eagles wing/neck gap.
  • Vertical die scratches in middle of eagle's right wing. Scratches start at the 6th right outer feather and are most noticable at the 7th feather.
  • Die crack from the denticles below the O of DOLLAR proceeding into the left side and between the LL of DOLLAR.
  • Die crack from the top of the second L in DOLLAR running into/thru RW4-RW3.
  • Die crack from the denticles above the M in AMERICA running into/bwtween ERIC.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-1 ] [ VAM-1A ] [ VAM-1B ] [ VAM-1C ] [ 1897-P VW List ]
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1897-P VAM-1B AW112418 Coin #1
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1897-P VAM-1B AW120618 Coin #2
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1897-P VAM-1B AW120818 Coin #3
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Date and Mint Mark Coin #1

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Regional Landscape Coin #1

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Topic revision: r3 - 07 Dec 2018, AndyWoj00

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