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-1B I2R6 AW063019

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date is set at the Normal position. Open 9.
  • Distinct polish line in front of the jawline hair curl.
  • Die marker - Heavy polishing lines at BE in LIBERTY.
  • Thick polish lines in/around the cotton bolls.
  • Long polish line to the right of the cotton leaf just below the cap fold.
  • Polish lines at the back of Liberty's eye as well as in front of the complete hairline.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Die crack across the bottom of the wreath bow thru RW5-RW3 thru the bottom of the I and terminating at the top right of the R of AMERICA.
  • Thick polish lines in the upper/lower tail feathers as well as in the eagle's left leg triangle void.
  • Die gouges in the center of the eagle's left wing.
  • Minor doubling at the top of the eagle's left wing.
  • Die Marker - Polishing lines in wing-neck gap.
  • Die crack from LW5 thru the E of ONE terminating at the lower left seriff of the D in DOLLAR.
  • Die crack thru the left star.
  • Die crack from the field above the E of UNITED thru the D and right wing tip terminating in the field above the I of In.
  • Die crack from rim above T over thru tops of ES of STATES and OF with displaced field break, thru the left wing tip terminating in the denticles above the A of AMERICA.
  • Die crack between the left wing tip and the A of AMERICA.
  • Die crack from the denticles above the A and thru AMERIC terminating between the C-A. Several small breaks along this die crack.
  • Die crack between tha AR of DOLLAR terminating in the denticles below the right star.
Comments:
VAMWorld: [ VAM-1 ] [ VAM-1A ] [ VAM-1B ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
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1898-P VAM-1B AW092619 Coin #2
PCGS Certification #7252.63/32438424
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Obverse is shared with VAM-1A. Reverse is in the early die stage of 1B. Note the absence of the die crack from rim above T over thru tops of ES of STATES and OF with displaced field break. There are also numerous die cracks missing on this EDS speimen that show on Coin #1, a LDS specimen. However, the wing-neck gap, upper/lower tail feathers and the mint mark polish lines are a match for the 1B reverse die.
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Topic revision: r3 - 26 Sep 2019, AndyWoj00

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