1889-P VAM-5G I2-R5 WR120520. Far Date, Pitted Obverse, Reverse of VAMs 23, 7A, 7B.
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Obverse: III2 5
Date set at left edge of far date at denticle space. No doubling on ear. Severe fine die pitting all over Liberty head but not in fields, likely rusted die. Has hub
polishing lines below cap bottom and several lines in hair plus dot on R right leg of LIBERTY that also appears on VAMs 7A, 7B, 60 & likely others.
Die marker -
Fine polishing lines at top and bottom inside of ear. Die likely retired early because of severe rust pitting.
Same die as VAM 23, 23A & 23B, 7A, 7B but earliest die state and no die clash marks present.
Die marker -
Fine die polishing lines at wing-neck gap.
1. Earliest known use of the 1889-P VAM-23A (Hot 50) reverse die.
[ VW VAM-5G
][ [VW VAM-23
][ VW VAM-23B
] [ VW VAMs
| 1889-P VAM-5G Obverse.
|| 1889-P VAM-5G Reverse.
| 1889-P VAM-5G Discovery Coin.
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| Date Position.
|| Polishing Lines in E and R of LIBERTY.
| Polishing lines in wing neck gap Reverse Die.
|| Faint clash N of IN and polishing lines in Eagle's right wing.
| Polishing Lines on Eagle's left wing neck.
|| Eagle's right wing
- 05 Dec 2020