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characteristics may be present in any one coin.

1889-P VAM-23B Very early unclashed die state I-2 R-5 WR051921

Obverse: III2-21 Heavy die polishing removing die clash marks at neck, lower right hair vee, lips, cap back at ribbon and some roughness in fields. Roughness quickly reappears and new light
die clash single and later two diagonal lines appears at jaw-neck junction with die chip still later at neck point. Die retired shortly thereafter.

Die marker - Diagonal die polishing lines in ER of LIBERTY.

Reverse: C3a. Die not changed since no die clash marks appeared, except for very faint vertical line at n of In. Die fields relatively smooth with little wear. Die then re-used with VAM 7 III2 7 obverse.

Die marker - Fine die polishing lines at wing-neck gap.

Comments:
VAMWorld: [ VAM-23 ] [ VAM-23A ] [ VAM-23B ] [ 1889-P VW List ] [ LVA 2020 Revision Letter ]
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1889-P VAM-23B Very early unclashed die state WR051921

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Regional Landscape Very early unclashed die state

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Topic revision: r2 - 26 May 2021, AndyWoj00

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