1889-P VAM-5G (Now VAM-7 Die 1) I2-R5 WR120520. Far Date, Pitted Obverse, Reverse of VAMs 23, 7A, 7B.

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.

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.

Reverse: C3a 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.

VAMWorld Pages: [ VW VAM-5G ][ VW VAM-7 ][ VW VAM-23 ][ VW VAM-23A ][ VW VAM-23B ][ VW VAMs ]


Full Coin

1889-P VAM-5G Obverse. 1889-P VAM-5G Reverse.
1889-P VAM-5G Discovery Coin.
1889P WR120520 Obv LFCP.jpg 1889P WR120520 Rev LFCP.jpg
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Regional Landscape

Date Position. Polishing Lines in E and R of LIBERTY. Dot on R.
1889-P VAM-23 Date Position 1.jpg 1889-P VAM-23 Liberty.jpg

Polishing Lines in ear. Polishing Lines below ear.
1889-P VAM-5G Polishing Lines in ear.jpg 1889-P VAM-5G Polishing Lines below ear.jpg

Polishing Lines in/below ear. Polishing Lines in/below ear.
1889-P 5G ear lines1.jpg 1889-P 5G ear lines2.jpg

Polishing lines in wing neck gap Reverse Die. Faint clash N of IN and polishing lines in Eagle's right wing.
1889-P VAM-23 polish lines wing neck gap.jpg 1889-P VAM-23 Faint clash N of IN reverse Die 1.jpg

Polishing Lines on Eagle's left wing neck. Eagle's right wing
1889-P VAM-23 Polishing Lines on Eagle s left wing neck.jpg 1889-P VAM-23 eagles right wing.jpg

Polishing Lines Wreath Bow. Eagle's Upper/Lower Tail Feathers Et Al
1889-P VAM-23 bow LTF.jpg 1889-P VAM-23 UTF other.jpg

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