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Rmg 1889P 080817

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

Discovered as VAM 7A by Brent Fogelberg, May 2000. Redesignated VAM 23B, 2020.
23B(revised) III21 · C3a (Slanted Date, Worn Polished Obverse Die) (190) I-2 R-5
Obverse III21– Heavy die polishing removing die clash marks at neck, lower right hair vee, lips and cap 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.
New Take on 1889 VAM 23A

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Posted Coin Comments:

  • Low MS quality Coin. UPDATE AU58 9/9/2017
  • Considered by Most as a True R-6.
  • STAGE Rarity.
  • LDS Coin with Chip at Bust point .
  • Collaboration by: SD Members

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