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-7B1 Die Sequence 2 I2R6 AW111617

  • Date set in Normal right position. Slanted with high 9. Die break at the right side of second 8 between the loops.
  • Weak crack from the left side of the 1 into the bust point.
  • Distinct polish lines below the D-void in the hair and at the bottom of the cap above the small bear claw hair swirl.
  • Weak right wreath double clash marks at the cap vee.
  • Die Marker- Die polishing lines below cap bottom edge.
  • Die marker- Single raised dot in the right leg of the R of LIBERTY.
  • Ear slightly doubled at the rear of the ear opening.
  • Left wreath clash marks at Liberty's lips and chin.
  • Double clash marks of the top of the eagle's right wing below the n of In at Liberty's neck.
  • Weak die crack at LS5-LS7 and E.
  • Fine polish lines in the upper and lower tail feathers.
  • Distinct gouge lines at the center of the eagle's left/right wing and at the bottom of the left wing.
  • Diagonal polish lines in the eagle's wing-neck gap.
  • Weak die clash marks on reverse from the top of the eagle's right wing between the In and G.
  • Weak single clash of the obverse cap vee at the left side of RW1.
  • Weak clash of Liberty's chin and lips at the right side of LW1.
  • Weak die crack at NIT and ED.
  • Weak die crack above STATES OF.
  • Die crack from the denticles thru the top of ERIC.
Comments: VAM-7B split into VAM-7B1 and 7B2 per LVA Letter dated 22 May 2021. Collar clash at 9 O'clock makes the 7B2.
Also see the LVA Article on the 1889-P VAM-5G, VAM-23A, VAM-23B, VAM-7A, VAM-7B1 and VAM-7B2 Morgan Dollar Page 1 2 3 4
VAMWorld: [ VAM-7 ] [ VAM-7A ] [ VAM-7B ] [ VAM-7B1 ] [ VAM-7B2 ] [ 1889-P VAM List ]
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