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.

1898-P VAM-1A I1R6 AW081319

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date set at the Normal center position. Open 9.
  • Distinct horizontal polish lines at the jaw-neck junction curl and in the hair below the D-void.
  • Weak die crack from the right side of bust point to the 1 flag and from the left side of the bust point to the right side of LS1.
  • Strong polish lines in the LIBERTY, particularly in the BE.
  • Strong polish lines in/around the cotton bolls. Distinct horizontal lines at the right side of the top right cotton leaf.
  • Single small die chip in the ear opening.
  • Die crack between LS1-LS2.
  • Die crack between LS7-E.
  • Weak die crack between N-U of UNUM thru RS3-RS6 and between RS1-RS2.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Die crack from the wreath bow knot thru LW4-LW5 ending in the field abvoe the O of ONE.
  • Fine polish lines in the eagle's upper/lower tail feathers.
  • Four distinct horizontal polish lines in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Nearly invisible die crack at the top of UNITED.
  • Die crack at top of ED thru the eagle's right wing tip to first S in STATES and up to the denticles above the first T with displaced field break between right wing tip and first S.
  • Die gouge at the top of the left wing under the F of OF under the wing and exiting to the left of RW1.
  • Die crack from the top right seri of the F in OF thru the left wing tip into the bottom of the AM of AMERICA.
  • Die crack from the top of the M thru the top of ERIC.
  • Die crack from the field below RW4 into RW3-berries below RW2.
  • Die crack thru the bottom serifs of LLAR.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-1 ] [ VAM-1A ] [ VAM-1B ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
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