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-2C LDS I2R5 AW082119

Obverse: III2-2
  • Date set at the Normal Left position. Strong horizontal polish lines to the left of the 1. Spike in the upper right loop of first 8.
  • Curvy thread-like impression at right side of top left cotton leaf. Scribbling die scratches below lower cotton leaf.
  • Weak die crack across the wheat kernels.
  • Thick polish marks in the LIBERTY and in/around the cotton bolls.
  • Thick polish line in front of the hair curl to the left of the D-void.
  • Die crack from the right side of the bust point into the 1 flag.
  • Die chip/break to the left of the bust point.
  • Die crack at the left of LS1, right of LS2, right/left of LS3 and between LS5-LS6.
  • Strong die scratch through bottom of US of PLURIBUS.
  • Die crack thru UN of UNUM. Strong die scratch through N.
  • Die crack between UM of UNUM, between RS3-RS4-RS5, at right side of RS5 and left side of RS6.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Die chip at top inside of wreath bow.
  • Long horizontal die scratch in the upper tail feathers above the arrow/olive branch intersection.
  • Four thick polish marks at the left side of the upper tail feathers.
  • Long vertical die scratch on the right side of upper tail feathers next to the eagle's left leg.
  • Vertical die scratch at the bottom feather of the eagle's left wing.
  • Fine vertical polish lines in the eagles wing-neck gap.
  • Heavy polishing in the center of inner and outer right/left wings and in the left/right wing/body junction.
  • Die scratch through the s of trust.
  • Weak die crack thru the bottom of the left star into the base of the O of ONE.
  • Weak die crack across the top of UNITED into the right wing tip terminating in the denticles above the first S of STATES.
  • Die crack and two strong die scratches across the first T of STATES.
  • Weak die crack between the tops of AMERIC.
  • Die crack at the right side of the right star. Die crack between the R of DOLLAR and right star.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-2 ] [ VAM-2A ] [ VAM-2B ] [ VAM-2C ] [ VAM-2D ] [ VAM-2E ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
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1898-P VAM-2C LDS AW082119 Coin #1
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1898-P VAM-2C AW091319 Coin #2
NAOH ANACS Certification 6110636
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1898-P VAM-2C AW011420 Coin #3
NAOH NGC Certification 3693303-156
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