1889-P VAM-23B High 9, Die Chips Stars & Neck
Discovered as VAM 7A by Brent Fogelberg, May 2000. Redesignated VAM 23B, 2020.
23B(revised) III2 21 · C3a (Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die) (190) I-2 R-5
Obverse III2 21– Heavy die polishing removing die clash marks at neck, lower right hair vee, lips an dcap back at ribbon and some roughness in fields. Roughness quickly reappears and new light die clash diagonal line appears at jaw-neck junction with die chip at neck point. Die retired shortly thereafter. Same die marker as VAM 23.
Reverse C3a– Die not changed since no die clash marks appeared, except for very faint vertical line at n of In. Die fields relatively smooth with little wear. Die then re-used with VAM 7 III2 7 obverse. Die marker - Same die marker as VAM 23.
LVA Plate Photos
Full Coin Photos
Full Coin VAM 23B photo © Mitch Hill, used with permission. Attributed by Leroy Van Allen as VAM 7A, 2013.