Obverse Die 43

Primary Characteristics

Obverse die 43 has a doubled 18-1 in the date with the left 1 doubled slightly at the top right.  The left 8 has a flat doubled top outside of the upper loop.  The right 1 is doubled at the lower left of the vertical shaft.  As a die marker there is a fine vertical polishing line on the right side of the upper hair curl.

 

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Other Characteristics

 

VAMs Featuring Die 42

Die Crack Characteristics

Obverse Die 43 is associated only with VAM 65.  VAM 65 (Doubled 18-1) is one of our discovery VAMs, and we have located four examples, ranging from Mint State 62 to 64.

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All four coins exhibit a minor die crack just starting to develop above the E in front of Liberty's eye.  There is a very faint Spike in 8 on this die.