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-2 I1R2 AW110619

Obverse: III2-2
  • Date set at the Normal position. Closed 9.
  • Polish marks of varying length in the lower hair. 3 horizontal polish lines in the D-void.
  • Dense polish lines in the LIBERTY as well as in/around the cotton bolls/leaves.
  • Thick polish line and die chips in the ear opening.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Polish lines in/around the wreath bow, eagle's lower/upper tail feathers and wing-neck gap.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-2 ] [ VAM-2A ] [ VAM-2B ] [ VAM-2C ] [ VAM-2D ] [ VAM-2E ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
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1898-P VAM-2 VEDS AW110919 Coin #2
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1898-P VAM-2 EDS AW012220 Coin #3
This coin has die cracks similar to a 2B, but does not have the die breaks and field displacement at NITED a 2B does.
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Comment. Coin #3. Die crack positioning are those of a VAM-2B. However, the breaks and displacement shown on an LDS VAM-2B are not evident.
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Comment. Comment.
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Coin #3. No die cracks at all in AMERICA. Later die states show cracking. Not Used.
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Topic revision: r1 - 14 Jul 2023, AndyWoj00

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