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.

1890-S VAM-29 I3R6 AW071319 WOW! VAM

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date set at the Normal position.
  • Die scratch thru the designer's initial.
  • Thick polish line at the void of the cap fold.
  • Two horizontal polish lines in the gap to the right of the bent wheat leaf.
  • Dense polish lines in the hair, LIBERTY and in/around the cotton bolls.
  • Distinct polish lines in the D-void.
  • Several vertical polish lines and die chips in the ear opening.
  • Die chips in the denticles above the N and M of UNUM.
Reverse: C3r
  • S/S left curved mint mark centered and upright.
  • Die crack at the top of the wreath bow knot.
  • Die crack at the berry cluster between LW3-LW4 across LW2-LW3. Several breaks along this crack.
  • Weak die crack from the outer center leaf of LW2 into the field.
  • Pitting in the upper/lower tail feathers. Horizontal polish line center left of upper tail feathers.
  • Pitting and fine polish lines in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Weak die crack from the left star to the O of ONE.
  • Die crack from the second L of DOLLAR into/through RW4-RW1 and across the eagle's upper left wing. Several large die breaks along this crack.
  • Die scratch at the upper right serif of the U in UNITED.
  • Weak die crack below the D of UNITED into/across the eagle's right wing tip.
  • Weak die crack from above the US ot trust into the eagle's left wing.
  • Die crack across the top of ERIC with small breaks.
Comments: This EXACT reverse is shared with VAM-2,VAM-2A, VAM-2B. VAMs 2B and 29 are later die state reverses and have a die break across the eagles left wing.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-29 ] [ VAM-2 ] [ VAM-2A ] [ VAM-2B ] [ 1890-S VW List ]
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Topic revision: r2 - 30 Jul 2019, AndyWoj00

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