1889-P VAM-7 I2-R5 WR101721. High 9, 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 7 Die 1 - 9 in date is set higher than rest of numerals by about 20%. No die clash marks. Slightly doubled ear at top right inside. Different obverse die than used for VAM 23.
Date set at right edge of normal lateral position.

Die marker - Fine vertical polishing lines right inside of ear. Small raised dot on R right leg of LBERTY. Die polishing lines in RTY of LIBERTY. Die polishing lines below cap bottom edge middle.
Some coins show roughness on only Liberty head from possible cleaning fluid left on die, only on earliest die state.

Reverse: C3a Die shows little wear since same die and not used much for VAM 23 series. Has faint vertical clash line up from wing edge to bottom of n of In, same as VAM 23B. No die clash marks
on reverse. Very little die wear.

Die marker - Polishing lines in wing-neck gap - same as for VAM 23.

Comments:

1. VAM 7A listing was also prepared to account for the earlier unclashed letter die state [of VAM 7B] that presumably exists. (LVA 9/2020)
VAMWorld Pages: [ VW VAM-5G ][ VW VAM-7 ][ VW VAM-7A ][ VW VAM-23 ][ VW VAM-23A ][ VW VAM-23B ][ VW VAMs ]

Photographs:

Full Coin 1889-P VAM-7 Die Sequence #1.

1889-P VAM-7 Obverse. 1889-P VAM-7 Reverse.
1889-P VAM-7A. Die Sequence #1.
1889P WR101721 Obv LFCP.jpg 1889P WR101721 Rev LFCP.jpg
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Regional Landscape

Very weak n clash line. No letter transfer on obverse. Not Used.
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Date. Dot in right leg of R.
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Polish lines in ear opening. Polish lines at bottom edge of cap.
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Polish lines in wreath bow. Polish lines in wing-neck gap.
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*Polish lines on left wing. Polish lines on right wing.
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-- PacificWR - 18 Oct 2021
Topic revision: r3 - 15 Dec 2021, AndyWoj00

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