Obverse Die 10

Primary Characteristics

Die 10 appears only once and is paired with reverse die a to create VAM 18.  Like others where the die gouge in DO or DOL in DOLLAR appears, that deviation tends to supersede the recognition of the obverse.

 

This also tends to happen when the obverse die characteristics are not unusual.  On die 10 the first 1 is doubled under the left serif or flag.  The first 8 is doubled on the upper inside of lower loop and has the familiar short spike in the upper loop of the first 8 at about 11 o'clock.

 

 

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VAMs Featuring Die 10

18 - Doubled 18, Die Gouge in DOL, Denticle Impressions

This image is from coin 21499159 a mint state 62 example of VAM 18.