1890-O VAM-36

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1890-O VAM-36 1 Top in Denticles, Gouge/Etched Band Eagle's Wing

Discovery 2019 by bjsliverfox.

III2 20 - C3a (1 Top in Denticles, Gouge/Etched Band Eagle's Wing) (?) I-4 R-6
Obverse III2 20 - Straight top bar in denticle space below 1 right side is likely top of 1 to test die hardness.
Die marker - Die polishing lines in Y of LIBERTY.

Reverse C3a - Diagonal band of rough raised dots starting at end of 4 & 5 outer feathers of eagle's right wing and extending out into field. Total length of 0.145" and width of 0.015" Likely acid etched band combined with gouge.
Die marker - Die polishing lines in wing neck gap. One of the longest etched/gouged visible bands on reverse that likely caused early reverse retirement

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