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-2A I2R5 AW070419

Obverse: III2-2
  • Date set at the Normal position. Vertical die scratch at second 8 left side lower loop and a horizontal die scratch at the right side of upper loop. Surface doubling on top loop right side of second 8. Closed 9.
  • Dense polish lines in Liberty's lower hair.
  • Polish lines in LIBERTY. Die Marker - Thick die scratch through middle of E in LIBERTY.
  • Fine polish lines in/around the cotton bolls/leaves.
  • Thick polish lines below the cap fold.
  • Scribbling polish marks inside the ear opening.
Reverse: C3a.
  • Heavy polish marks in/around the wreath bow.
  • Fine polish marks throughout the upper/lower tail feathers.
  • Die gouge at wing-leg junction at the bottom of eagle's left wing.
  • Heavily striated die gouge lines at top of eagle‚Äôs right shoulder.
  • Thick diagonal die scratches at top of eagle's right wing, middle of inner and outer feathers, lower wing-body and wing-neck gap.
  • Diagonal die gouges in the middle of the eagle's left wing lower wing-body gap.
  • Two rough die scratches above eagle's left wing tip.
Comments: Coin #3 shows a weak clash event at the neck and hair vee. Hair vee clash on reverse is clearly seen.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-2 ] [ VAM-2A ] [ VAM-2B ] [ VAM-2C ] [ VAM-2D ] [ VAM-2E ] [ 1898-P VW List ]
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1898-P VAM-2A AW070419 Coin #1
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1898-P VAM-2A AW111519 Coin #2
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1898-P VAM-2A AW010920 Coin #3
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Note the weak wreath clash at the lower back of the cap. Note the hair vee clash at RW1.
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Regional Landscape (Pics of Coin #1 unless noted.)

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Coin #3. Coin #3.
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Topic revision: r4 - 09 Jan 2020, AndyWoj00

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