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18 - Doubled 18, Die Gouge DOL
Identified in 1980 by Martin Field
Interest Level 2 - Some Interest
Rarity 3 - Scarce
Obverse Hub III2 Die 10
The first 1 is doubled under the left serif. The first 8 is doubled on the upper inside of lower loop, and has a short spike at top left inside of upper loop at 10 o'clock.
Reverse Hub C3 Die a
Normal die but with a long thin die gouge from D through the top of the O over to the L in DOLLAR. The gouge is from the die rim edge, impressed into die. There are denticle impressions, likely wore quickly away on the die leaving only a bold gouge. This is likely the early state of VAMs 43, 1B, and 49.
This reverse die gouge is shared with VAMs:
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