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-57 AW020420

Obverse: III2-32
  • Fine die polishing lines below 18. First 8 has tiny die chip inside upper loop at 11 o’clock.
  • Tops of URIBUS UNUM, 4 to 6 right stars and 1 to 4 left stars slightly doubled towards rim.
  • Distinct polish lines in the top of the T of LIBERTY.
  • Long polish line between the upper stems of the cotton bolls.
  • Small die scratch at the top front of Liberty's eye.
  • Long scratch in front of LIBERTY's eye.
  • Long scratches and scribbles behind LIBERTY's eye.
Reverse: C3p.
  • Mintmark centered and tilted left.
  • Heavy pitting inside the wreath bow and over most of the eagle.
  • Die chip on LTF2.
  • Long diagonal polishing line below eagle’s left wing to leg.
  • Heavy pitting in the wing-neck gap.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-57 ] [ 1881-S VW List ]
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Topic revision: r1 - 08 Sep 2023, AndyWoj00

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