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-4 I2R3 AW111418

Obverse: III2-4
  • Date set at the Normal left position.
  • Dense polish marks in the LIBERTY band, wheat stalks/leaves, and hair curls.
Reverse: C3a
  • Dense polish lines inside the wreath bow.
  • Heavy polish marks in the lower tailfeathers, scribble zone, right & left leg triangle voids and in the wing/neck gap.
  • Die crack from bottom left of wreath bow to the upper right serif of the N in ONE.
  • Die crack from left bottom of wreath bow thru RW5-RW4 ending at the underside of RW3.
  • Die crack on the right side of the O in ONE thru to the left leg of the N on ONE.
  • Die crack from the right side of left star into the UN of UNITED.
  • Die crack at the tops of TED of UNITED ending in the denticles above the right wing tip. Die breaks between the ED.
  • Die crack across the tops of STATES.
  • Weak die crack thru the O and into the side of the F in OF.
  • Die crack from the top right of F in OF into/across the left wing tip ending at the bottom left leg of the A in AMERICA.
  • Die crack in the field above the A and across the tops of MERI of AMERICA.
  • Die crack from a leaf in RW3 into the field below the C of AMERICA.
  • Two weak die cracks on RW2.
  • Minor leaf doubling on LW3 and LW5.
  • Minor leaf doubling on RW3, RW4, & RW5.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-4 ] [ 1897-P VW List ]
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1897-P VAM-4 AW111818 Coin #1
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1897-P VAM-4 AW111418 Coin #2
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1897-P VAM-4 AW010719 Coin #3
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Date and Mint Mark

1897-P VAM-4 AW111818
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Topic revision: r5 - 10 Jan 2019, AndyWoj00

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