Additional images...subject coin mintmark & VAM 8 mintmark together for comparison. The VAM 8 description indicates a tilt to the right. However, it appears to be upright without tilt, and set lower than the subject coin.
Subject coin mintmark placement.
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VAM 8 mintmark placement.
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The ear from different angle. Noted are the gouge at inside upper right, the doubling at the bottom and the doubling at the inside left.
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A clearer view of the doubling at the inside left and different view of the gouge at the inside upper right.
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Two lines are noted at the bottom of the wheat leaf-cotton leaf gap.
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The beginning of a peripheral rim CUD above the I of PLURIBUS and continuing CCW above the R is noted. A radial die crack emerging from a denticle and continuing adjacent to the left side of the I is noted. The crack continues radially onto the wheat ear.
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Continuation of the peripheral rim CUD above the U and L is noted.
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Which VAM is the 1889 O subject coin imaged below? Closest appears to be VAM 8, but the mintmark of VAM 8 does not appear to be high enough or have a slight left tilt... DOLLAR1889OLOT663030OBV.jpg DOLLAR1889OLOT663030OBV2.jpg DOLLAR1889OLOT663030OBV3.jpg DOLLAR1889OLOT663030OBV3A.jpg DOLLAR1889OLOT...
Many thanks to LDMG and UB for their responses. This confusion is largely averted in the Large Cent regime as every die and die pair is given respect along with (O)die number, (R)die letter & (pair)Sheldon number. In this instance the subject coin is a III2 3 /C3e and the Web page exhibits a III2 2 ...
Thanks keilg1 for responding. I believe it is a VAM 46...After looking for the 3 vertical lines at the bottom of the eagle's right wing, I came up short, because there were none on the subject coin that I could identify (see image (1) below). Incidentally, the image on the web page of the lower righ...
A small curved line is noted at the outside top right of ear. A small line is noted at the outside lower right depression of the ear. Two weak adjacent die gouges or lumps are noted at the inside upper right or the ear.
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The forehead and upper nose of the profile appears doubled.
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The lower nose and area above the upper lip of the profile appear doubled.
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The lower lip and chin of the profile appear doubled.
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The jaw appears doubled from the lower chin to the neck-jaw junction.
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The subject coin in this instance is a C4/C3 2 olive reverse. The obverse date placement appears to be set at a normal 2.4. The reverse appears similar to the previous 1901 O (1) with hub doubling of the reverse lettering (not shown in the reverse images below). The main obverse marker appears to be...