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-2B I3R6 AW070119

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.
  • Die crack from LW4 down to the top of the E of ONE ending in the field, but bisecting another die crack.
  • Die crack from the denticles below the O of ONE through ONE DOLLA. Bisected by a crack from LW4.
  • Weak die crack on LW3.
  • Die crack from the lower berry cluster below/through LW2, into the field through the D of UNITED.
  • Die crack from rim above N thru tops of ITE, terminating at the rim above the D with a slightly displaced and tilted field. Die break between I-T of UNITED.
  • Die crack from the eagle's right wing tip across the top of STATES. Tangent cracks from the A and second T of STATES.
  • Weak die crack at MERI of AMERICA.
Comments:
VAMWorld: [ VAM-2 ] [ VAM-2A ] [ VAM-2B ] [ VAM-2C ] [ VAM-2D ] [ VAM-2E ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
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1898-P VAM-2B AW070119 LDS Coin #1
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1898-P VAM-2B EDS AW012220 Coin #3
Coin is technically a VAM-2. However, Polish lines on the obverse and reverse match that of a 2B. This coin has die cracks, but does not have the die breaks and field displacement at NITED on the reverse as a 2B does.
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Obverse is that of a VAM-2B. Date position is correct as well as the matching polishing lines in LIBERTY and in/around the cotton leaves/bolls. Reverse is that of a 2B, with the die state showing weak cracks, but not progressed enough to show the die breaks and field displacement on a later-stage 2B. Polish lines in/around the wreath bow as well as in the upper/lower tail feathers are a match for a VAM-2B.
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Coin #3. Polish lines are the same as a VAM-2B. 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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Coin #3. Weak die crack. Coin #3. Similar die cracks of a VAM-2B. Later state shows a crack from LW4 into the E and from E to D.
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Coin #3. No die cracks at all in AMERICA. Later die states show cracking. Not Used.
1898-P VAM-2B VEDS AW110919 Coin #2
Technically a VAM-2 as breaks and field displacement on reverse are not on this coin.
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Obverse is that of a VAM-2B. Date position is correct as well as the matching polishing lines in LIBERTY and in/around the cotton leaves/bolls. Reverse is that of a 2B, but not progressed enough to show the die breaks and field displacement on a later-stage 2B. However, polish lines in/around the wreath bow as well as in the upper/lower tail feathers are a match to VAM-2B.
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Regional Landscape (All pics are from Coin #3 unless noted in comments.)

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Topic revision: r5 - 23 Jan 2020, AndyWoj00

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