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.

1896-P VAM-2 I2R3 AW061818

Obverse: III2-2.
  • Date is set in the Very Near position. 6 doubled at top.
  • Distinct polish marks at the D-void and the round void at the small bear claw.
  • Heavy polish marks in the LIBERTY and around the cotton bolls.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Normal die.
  • Heavy polish marks in and around the wreath bow.
  • Micro crack at the top of the ERIC of AMERICA.
  • Micro crack at the bottom of the D in DOLLAR.
  • Minor leaf doubling at LW1, LW2, LW4 and RW4.
Comments: This VAM is sometimes confused with VAM-6. VAM-2 has a Very Near Date while VAM-6 has a Near date. Also, the doubling at the top of the 6 is higher and thicker on a VAM-6 than on the VAM-2.
VAMWorld: [ VAM 2 ] [ 1896-P VW List ]
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Topic revision: r6 - 01 Feb 2019, AndyWoj00

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