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.

1885-O VAM-18A I2R5 AW122222

Obverse: III2-13
  • Date set at the Far position. Faint doubled 18 at top.
  • Distinct polish lines at the small bear claw void.
  • Clash of RW1-2 at the cap vee.
  • Diagonal polish lines in IBERTY.
  • Diagonal polish lines and pitting in the cotton bolls.
  • Slight doubled ear at right inside with two tiny die chips in the ear opening.
  • Weak left wreath clash marks at Liberty's lips and nose bridge.
  • Clash line of eagle's right wing top at Liberty's neck. Negligible, if any, transfer.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Round O mintmark set upright and slightly left.
  • Heavy polish lines in/around the wreath bow.
  • Dense polish lines in the eagle's upper/lower tail feathers and in leg voids.
  • Dense polish lines and pitting in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Thin striated vertical die scratch from upper left of D in UNITED up to denticles from feed finger.
  • Die crack from LW1 across eagle's right wing into the ST of STATES terminating in the denticles.
  • Weak clash line of Liberty's neck at the top of the eagle's right wing extended into the n of In. No letter tranfer on obverse.
  • Crack from the denticles into the ES of STATES. Weak displaced field break above E in STATES.
  • Strong cap vee clash at RW1.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-18 ] [ VAM-18A ] [ VAM-18B ] [ 1885-O VW List ]
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Topic revision: r2 - 22 Dec 2022, AndyWoj00

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