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-66 I2R5 AW040619

Obverse: III2-13
  • 1 doubled slightly at top left of lower crossbar and at bottom left and top right of vertical shaft. First 8 doubled strongly on surface at top and right inside and bottom outside of lower loop. Second 1 doubled slightly at top left of upper crossbar.
  • Fine polish lines and pitting throughout obverse.
  • Three horizontal polish lines below left cotton boll.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Filled mint mark set upright and centered with a slight left tilt.
  • Heavy pitting on all raised devices.
  • Thick horizontal polish marks in the eagle's upper tail feathers.
  • Dense fine polish lines throughout the fields.
  • Heavy pitting/debris with faint polish lines in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Rod's Snail on the lower large leave of RW4.
  • Heavy dense pitting on the eagle's body and wings.
  • Micro cracks between the top of TES of STATES and the OF.
Comments: This speciman is extremely lusterous. Had to shoot nearly axial to capture features. Very difficult coin to photograph.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-66 ] [ 1881-S VW List ]
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Topic revision: r1 - 06 Apr 2019, AndyWoj00

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