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.

1882-S VAM-39A I3R6 AW032819 New Discovery and a Two-fer!!

Obverse: III2-26
  • Doubled date with 1 below upper crossbar, left 8 at left and right of top loop, slightly at lower inside at upper loop and right outside of lower loop, right 8 strongly doubled at left outside of upper loop and right outside of lower loop and 2 at top and right outside of upper loop.
  • Pitting and fine polish lines in the hair curls.
  • Dense polish lines in the LIBERTY and the cotton bolls.
  • Die chips and horizontal polish lines in the ear opening.
  • Very fine polish lines and pitting in most of the field areas.
  • Die Marker Fine vertical die polishing lines below right side of lower cotton leaf.
Reverse: C3a.
  • S mint mark is centered and upright with a slight left tilt.
  • Very fine/dense polish lines in the field areas.
  • Pitting and polish lines around the wreath bow, arrow feathers, olive branch cluster, upper/lower tail feathers and both leg triangle voids.
  • Die chips and diagonal polish lines in the eagle's wing-neck gap. Thread-like impression in the wing-neck gap.
  • Die break in the upper part of the I of In.
  • Rod's snail on the leaf at RW4 below the berry.
  • Large die break with chip in the center leaves at LW2.
  • Wreath leaves strengthened from the light engraving opposite O of ONE, U and IT of UNITED.
Comments: This coin was sent to LVA for attribution. Attributed as a New Discovery and a Two-fer in regards to VAM-39.
VAMWorld: [ VAM-39 ] [ VAM-39A ] [ 1882-S VW List ]
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