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-P VAM-9E I2R5 AW021023

Obverse: III2-9
  • Date is set at the Far position.
  • Dense polish lines in the hair curls, the LIBERTY banner and in/around the cotton bolls.
  • Some hubbing liquid circles at back of Phrygian cap.
  • Die Marker - Short horizontal die scratch at hair edge below ear.
  • Die crack above the 1 at the bust base into the hair curls.
  • Clash line of the top of the eagle's right wing at Liberty's neck with faint partial incuse n of In. Die clash higher than 1885-P VAM-9C & 1885-P VAM-9D.
  • Die crack at LS6-7 to E.
  • Die crack at B-U.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Dense polish lines in the wreath bow, upper/lower tail feathers and the left leg void. Debris and polish lines in the right leg void.
  • Debris and polish lines in the wing-neck gap.
  • Die crack from the O in ONE to the left star and at U-N T-E-D, into/across the right wing tip, terminating at the first S of STATES.
  • Double clash line of Liberty's neck at the top of the eagles right wing into the bottom of the n of In. Letter transfer occurs on the obverse.
  • Die crack at O-F and across the eagles left wing.
  • Strong cap vee clash at RW1.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-9 ] [ VAM-9A ] [ VAM-9B ] [ VAM-9C ] [ VAM-9D ] [ VAM-9E ] [ VAM-9G ] [ 1885-P VW List ]
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Topic revision: r1 - 10 Feb 2023, AndyWoj00

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