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-1C I2R6 AW110618

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date is set in the Normal position.
  • Distinct polish lines in the IBER of LIBERTY.
  • Heavy polish line from the curl to the jaw line in front of the D-void.
  • Group of die gouges at Liberty's forehead.
  • Die chip in front of Liberty's eyelid.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Dense horizontal polish lines inside the wreath bow.
  • Thick polish lines or gouges at the right side (as viewed) of the eagle's right leg.
  • Die marker - Couple heavy polishing lines in eagle wing-body gap
  • Die crack from the left side of LW2 to left side of the D in UNITED.
  • Die crack across the middle of LW3.
  • Die crack from the right side of the left star across the tops of UNITED and the right wing tip into the denticles above the fisrt S in STATES.
  • Die crack across the top of STATES. Break to the top right serif, as normally viewed, of the first T in STATES.
  • Die crack across the top of OF and the left wing tip ending in the denticles above the wing tip.
  • Die crack at tops of MERI of AMERICA up to rim above C with slight displaced field break above ERIC. Die breaks between the RI.
  • Die crack between the C and A of AMERICA.
  • Die crack from the denticles above the second A in AMERICA to the left star ending at the right lower leg of the R in DOLLAR.
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VAMWorld: [ VAM-1 ] [ VAM-1A ] [ VAM-1B ] [ VAM-1C ] [ 1897-P VW List ]
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1897-P VAM-1C AW121418 Coin #2
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Date and Mint Mark

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Topic revision: r5 - 15 Dec 2018, AndyWoj00

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