Obverse Die 40

Primary Characteristics

Obverse die 40 has a slightly doubled date with the left 1 at the bottom edge of the lower crossbar, the left 8 at the top inside and right outside of the upper loop, the right 8 at the top right inside of the upper loop, and the right 1 at the top edge.  The ear is doubled at the bottom of the earlobe.

 

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Other Characteristics

As a die marker there is a single diagonal polishing line at the lower right of the L in LIBERTY.

VAMs Featuring Die 40

Die Crack Characteristics

Obverse Die 40 is associated only with VAM 62.  VAM 62 (Doubled Date, Ear Bottom, and Upper Right) is one of our discovery VAMs, but we have now located six examples.  All of these coins are Mint State.

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In our six examples none exhibit any signs of obverse die cracks or breaks.