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.

1898-P VAM-1B I2R6 AW063019

Obverse: III2-1
  • Date is set at the Normal position. Open 9.
  • Distinct polish line in front of the jawline hair curl.
  • Die marker - Heavy polishing lines at BE in LIBERTY.
  • Thick polish lines in/around the cotton bolls.
  • Long polish line to the right of the cotton leaf just below the cap fold.
  • Polish lines at the back of Liberty's eye as well as in front of the complete hairline.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Die crack across the bottom of the wreath bow thru RW5-RW3 thru the bottom of the I and terminating at the top right of the R of AMERICA.
  • Thick polish lines in the upper/lower tail feathers as well as in the eagle's left leg triangle void.
  • Die gouges in the center of the eagle's left wing.
  • Minor doubling at the top of the eagle's left wing.
  • Die Marker - Polishing lines in wing-neck gap.
  • Die crack from LW5 thru the E of ONE terminating at the lower left seriff of the D in DOLLAR.
  • Die crack thru the left star.
  • Die crack from the field above the E of UNITED thru the D and right wing tip terminating in the field above the I of In.
  • Die crack from rim above T over thru tops of ES of STATES and OF with displaced field break, thru the left wing tip terminating in the denticles above the A of AMERICA.
  • Die crack between the left wing tip and the A of AMERICA.
  • Die crack from the denticles above the A and thru AMERIC terminating between the C-A. Several small breaks along this die crack.
  • Die crack between tha AR of DOLLAR terminating in the denticles below the right star.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-1 ] [ VAM-1A ] [ VAM-1B ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
arrowbdown Bottom


Click on a photograph to enlarge. Then click on an area of interest for maximum detail. Click "back" to return.

Full Coin

1898-P VAM-1B AW063019 Coin #1
1898P AW063019 Obv LFCP.jpg 1898P AW063019 Rev LFCP.jpg
Comment. Comment.
arrowbup Top arrowbdown Bottom
1898-P VAM-1B AW092619 Coin #2
PCGS Certification #7252.63/32438424
1898P AW092619 Obv LFCP.jpg 1898P AW092619 Rev LFCP.jpg
Obverse is shared with VAM-1A. Reverse is in the early die stage of 1B. Note the absence of the die crack from rim above T over thru tops of ES of STATES and OF with displaced field break. There are also numerous die cracks missing on this EDS speimen that show on Coin #1, a LDS specimen. However, the wing-neck gap, upper/lower tail feathers and the mint mark polish lines are a match for the 1B reverse die.
arrowbup Top arrowbdown Bottom


Click on a photograph to enter gallery format. Click the file name link at bottom left of the gallery display to enlarge photograph. Click on an area of interest for maximum detail. Click "back" to return.

Full Coin

1898P_AW063019_Obv_LFCP 1898P_AW063019_Rev_LFCP 1898P_AW092619_Obv_LFCP 1898P_AW092619_Rev_LFCP
arrowbup Top arrowbdown Bottom

Regional Landscape (All pics of Coin #1 unless noted)

aw 063019a.jpg aw 063019b.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019c.jpg aw 063019d.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019e.jpg aw 063019f.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019g.jpg aw 063019h.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019i.jpg aw 063019j.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019k.jpg aw 063019l.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019m.jpg aw 063019n.jpg
Comment. Comment.
aw 063019o.jpg
Comment. Not Used.
arrowbup Top
Topic revision: r3 - 26 Sep 2019, AndyWoj00

Crack City Morgan Dollars YR/MM

Non-Morgan Dollars Clashed Dies Project Member Pages

Discoveries Revisions Kills Die Progressions Comparisons Site Data

This site is powered by FoswikiCopyright © by the contributing authors. All material on this collaboration platform is the property of the contributing authors.
Ideas, requests, problems regarding Silver Dye Photography? Send feedback