1889 P doubled ears

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blh74
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1889 P doubled ears

Post by blh74 » Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:46 pm

Why does this year have so many doubled ears compared to other years?

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Re: 1889 P doubled ears

Post by madbirder » Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:28 pm

"1889 has many doubled ear varieties, often as a result of die fatigue." From the 1889 VAM page. Very high mintage.

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Re: 1889 P doubled ears

Post by PacificWR » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:00 am

The 1889-P Morgan Dollars have the second highest mintage of all Morgan Dollars (21,726,811) with 57 obverse dies and 50 Reverse dies used the average number of pieces struck per die pair is, 406,108. (which is very high). As a result of the high usage for each die pair, they were repolished numerous times.

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