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.

1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence 4 I2R5 AW110220

  • Date set at the Normal right position. Slanted with high 9.
  • Die wear in fields with die chips at inside of several stars.
  • Dense polish lines in the Liberty band and around cotton bolls/leaves.
  • Die Marker - Die polishing lines in the ER of LIBERTY
  • Die chips inside the ear opening.
  • Strong clash at Liberty's neck. No die chip at bust point.
  • Left wreath clash at Liberty's lips. No clash showing on reverse at LW1-2.
  • Dense polish lines in/around the wreath bow, eagle's upper/lower tail feathers, and leg triangle voids. Also polish lines in the olive branch leaves and the left wing area to the right of the wing-neck gap.
  • Die Marker - Die polishing lines in the wing-neck gap.
  • When lit properly, a weak clash line from Liberty's neck at the top of the eagle's right wing into the right leg of the n of In.
  • Extremely weak clash line from the obverse cap vee. No clash at the cap vee of RW1.
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VAMWorld: [ VAM-23 ] [ VAM-23A ] [ VAM-23B ] [ 1889-P VAM List ] [ LVA 2020 Revision Letter ] [ Wayne Roberts 1889-P VAM-23B Die Sequence Flowchart & Comps ]
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