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1889-P VAM-23B

1889-P VAM-23B Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die

Discovered as VAM 7A by Brent Fogelberg, May 2000. Redesignated VAM 23B, 2020.
Revised November 2020. Revised January 2021.
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, cap back at ribbon and some roughness in fields. Roughness quickly reappears and new light die clash single and later two diagonal lines appears at jaw-neck junction with die chip still later at neck point. Die retired shortly thereafter.
Die martker - Diagonal die polishing lines in ER of LIBERTY.

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 re-used with VAM 7 III2 7 obverse.
Die marker - Fine die polishing lines at wing-neck gap, same as VAM 5G.

Comments:

  1. Heavy clashed obverse die [of VAM 23A] was severely polished to remove these strong die clash marks resulting in VAM 23B. (LVA 9/2020)
  2. Reverse die is retained [from VAM 23A] with little wear and is not polished. (LVA 9/2020)
  3. There are four die states. 1. Un-clashed with no die roughness. 2. un-clashed with die roughness. 3. Single clashed. 4. Double clashed.
  4. Not mentioned in the official description are the numerous polishing lines in the Eagles neck, top of the breast and left wing.

Threads:

  1. New Take on 1889 VAM 23A
  2. November 2020 Revision
  3. LVA 2021 Revision Letter

LVA Plate Photos

Additional Photos

Un-Clashed VAM-23B (EDS) without Die Roughness.

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High Resolution VAM-23B (EDS) Un-clashed with no die roughness Photos

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Date position.
Left stars.
Right stars.
E P L with no die roughness.
Faint clash N.
Polishing lines in wing neck gap and Eagle's right wing.

Un-Clashed VAM-23B with Die Roughness.

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High Resolution VAM-23B Un-clashed with die roughness Photos

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Date position & damage to neck.
Roughness left stars
Roughness right stars
Faint Clash N of IN on Reverse
Polishing lines wing neck-gap, Eagles neck and left wing.

Single Clashed Die with roughness.

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High Resolution VAM-23B Single Clashed Photos

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Date position & damage to neck.
Roughness left stars.
Roughness right stars.
Polishing lines wing neck-gap, Eagles neck and left wing.
Faint clash to N of IN.

Double Clashed Die with Roughness.

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High Resolution VAM-23B Double Clashed Die Photos

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Date position & damage to neck.
Roughness left stars.
Roughness right stars.
Polishing lines wing neck-gap, Eagles neck and left wing.
Faint clash to N of IN.

Clashed 1889-P VAM-23B High Definition Photos

Full Coin Photos

Photography by Andy Wojtowich (andywoj00). Un-clashed VAM-23B (EDS) without die roughness. Attributed by LVA in September of 2021

Photography by Andy Wojtowich (andywoj00), VAM-23B (Un-clashed) with die roughness. Attributed by John Roberts.

VAM-23B of Single clashing event, attributed by LVA in September of 2020
Large Full Single Clashed Coin #3 Photo PacificWR of VAM-23B

Double Clashed VAM-23B (LDS) photo © Mitch Hill, used with permission. Attributed by Leroy Van Allen as VAM 7A, 2013.

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