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.

1900-P VAM-11 I4R5 AW060123 TOP 100

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date set at barely Normal Left position. Set a bit further left than VAM-24.
  • Fine polish lines in the lower hair, LIBERTY banner and in/around the cotton bolls.
  • Dense polish lines in the ear opening.
  • Long verticle scratch in front of Liberty's eye.
Reverse: C4/C3a.
  • Extra olive to right of olive connected to branch.
  • Very clean C4 wing-neck gap.
  • Doubling of olive leaves in top cluster and first two leaves in the lower cluster.
  • Doubling at bottom of arrow feathers, shaft and arrowheads.
  • Doubling. of first four tail feather ends, feathers on lower part of eagle's right wing, all of eagle's left wing.
  • Doubling of eagle's nostril and eye.
  • Doubling at the bottom of top leaves on right wreath.
  • Doubling at the right side of GOD WE TRU--.
Comments: VAM-11 is one of the most consistently misattributed VAMs. All of the early examples of the Top 100 reverse were attributed as VAM-11, since a different obverse die was not noticed and listed for years. Most, and nearly all very high grade specimens are VAM-24. The date position is not easily discernable. The easiest way to differentiate VAM-11 and VAM-24 is with Liberty's eye. VAM-11 has a distinct scratch in front of the eye, VAM-24 does not. VAM-24 has an Alligator eye, VAM-11 does not.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-11 ] [ VAM-24 ][ 1900-P VW List ]
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Topic revision: r3 - 07 Jun 2023, AndyWoj00

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