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1879-P VAM-3 I2R4 AW121618

Obverse: III2-3
  • Date is set in the Normal position. Doubled 879. Slight doubling on right outside of both loops of 8. 7 doubled on lower right side and at top with dash below shaft. Both loops of 9 doubled on outside left. Closed and open 9 varieties.
  • Thread-like impression in the hair curls between the large and small bear claw.
  • Polish line between the lower TY of LIBERTY banner.
  • Long vertical polish lines between and to the right of the cotton bolls.
  • Polish marks and debris at the bottom of the ear opening.
  • Distinct x-type polish lines in front of Liberty's eye.
  • Large die chip in Liberty's nostril.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Thick horizontal polish line on eagles right wing, 6th outer feather from the bottom.
  • Wing/neck gap very clean.
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Topic revision: r2 - 16 Dec 2018, AndyWoj00

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