1887P VAM 10A polished wing?

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Jodemyer
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1887P VAM 10A polished wing?

Post by Jodemyer » Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:06 am

I believe this is VAM 10A, a late die state as the obverse and reverse look like a deteriated die. The wings, bow and Liberty have the die markers for VAM 10. My question is...What are the several verticle lines on the Eagles left wing? Only the field is affected and the area is highly polished in hand. (I am thinking it's where they polished out a clash but why just that clash) The obverse and reverse are clashed lightly without letter transfer. I put lines over the die cracks and circled the clashed areas. Thanks in advance
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Jodemyer
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Re: 1887P VAM 10A polished wing?

Post by Jodemyer » Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:43 am

Also the earlobe looks doubled.
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lured_in_again
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Re: 1887P VAM 10A polished wing?

Post by lured_in_again » Sat Sep 10, 2022 3:59 am

I am no where near an expert on the subject, but I was thinking it might be finger feed gouges. Others will likely chime in.

RogerRock
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Re: 1887P VAM 10A polished wing?

Post by RogerRock » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:18 am

Feed Finger gouges at and below ust are evident. IMO

For comparison see 1921 D VAM 1BQ2
Stage 3 TERMINAL DIE STATE SILVER DOLLAR EXPLORER

Jodemyer
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Re: 1887P VAM 10A polished wing?

Post by Jodemyer » Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:41 am

Thanks lured_in_again and RogerRock! RogerRock this does look like the 1921 you referenced. I had wondered about feeder finger gouges but my 85 banded wing I compared it to did not appear polished so it had me wondering. Thanks again!

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