Obverse Die 2

Primary Characteristics

The placement of the date is in the normal position.  However, there is a doubling of three of the four numerals, 18-1, in the date.  The first 1 has a doubled vertical bar on the right side.

 

The upper and lower loops of the first 8 are doubled on the left inside and on the surface on the right outside.

 

The right 1 has a broken doubling running diagonally across the bottom left side of the vertical shaft to the center of the base, this is due to multiple digit punching.

 

Think of it as someone started with a normal working die, and then when they punched in the date that had problems.  The multiple strikes of the date punches left impressions of the previous strikes.  Then continuing on when they got to the reverse they were not careful and added the mint mark just a little to the left of where it is intended.

 

(You can see the coins in our collection by clicking on the VAM link below.)

 

VAMs Featuring Die 2

3 - Doubled 18-1, O Set Left

These images are from coin 08620942, a VAM 3, Almost Uncirculated 58 coin.