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.

1897-P VAM-10 I2R5 AW111518

Obverse: III2-9
  • Date is set at the Normal center position. 1 is slightly doubled at the lower edge of top crossbar.
  • Dense polish lines throughout the hair, the LIBERTY banner, wheat kernels/leaves, and cotton bowls.
  • Long polish marks at the tops of the cotton leaves and on the cap.
  • Wreath clash at Liberty's lips.
  • Tick mark at Liberty's neck from a weak wing clash. Appears to be no letter transfer.
  • Die Marker - Two horizontal polishing lines across Liberty's neck.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Dense polish lines and chips inside the wreath bow, lower tail feathers, scribble zone, and left/right leg triangle void.
  • Long diagonal polish mark from the eagle's left leg into the upper tail feathers.
  • Diagonal polish marks in the eagles wing/neck gap.
  • Weak neck clash at the top of the eagle's right wing below the n of In. Appears to be no letter transfer at Liberty's neck.
  • "Beard" at the right side of eagle's neck. This is a hair curl clash.
  • Clash of Liberty's nose bridge, lips and chin at the inside of LW1 to LW4.
  • Clash of Libety's eye just above the olive branch leaf cluster.
  • Weak cap vee clash at the inside of RW1.
  • Weak clash of cotton boll parts in the field below the eagle's left wing.
  • Die crack at the left side of the left star to the right leg of N in ONE.
  • Die crack from the bottom right of the E in ONE across the bottom of DOLLAR ending in the field.
  • Die crack from the top of the A in DOLLAR to RW4 then to RW3.
  • Die crack thru the tops of TED into/across the right wing tip ending in the denticles above the first S in STATES.
  • Weak die crack between the tops of STA of STATES.
  • Die crack from the field above the M between the tops of ERIC of AMERICA.
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Topic revision: r4 - 23 Nov 2018, AndyWoj00

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