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.

1881-S VAM-16 I2R4 AW022219

Obverse: III2-8
  • First 8 doubled on top surface inside and bottom outside of lower loop, and left inside and right outside of top loop. Second 8 has bulge at top left outside of lower loop.
  • Pitting over most of the devices.
  • Very fine polish lines in front of Liberty's eye.
  • Gouge at the top left seriff of the R and the top right seriff of the E of LIBERTY.
  • Die crack through designer's initial.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Mint mark set slightly left and upright with a slight left tilt.
  • Large die chip on LW2 opposite the NI of UNITED.
  • Heavy pitting over most of the devices.
  • Distinct horizontal polish lines at the bottom of the eagle's left wing, olive branch cluster and RS1-2.
  • Micro die crack at the tip of the left wing.
  • Fine dense polish marks in the eagles's wing-neck gap and around or through the periphery of most devices.
Comments:
VAMWorld: [ VAM-16 ] [ 1881-S VW List ]
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Topic revision: r3 - 25 Feb 2019, AndyWoj00

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