Obverse Die 44

Primary Characteristics

Obverse die 44 has a doubling of the vertical shaft of the first 1 on the right side.  The first 8 is doubled at the right and left of the upper loop.

 

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Other Characteristics

There are some fine raised dots at the left of the lower hair curl, and a single die scratch at the back of the eye.

VAMs Featuring Die 44

Die Crack Characteristics

Obverse Die 44 is associated only with VAM 67.  VAM 67 (Doubled 18 and Upper Reverse) is one of our discovery VAMs, and we have located six examples, ranging from AU 50 to Mint State 62 DMPL.  Half of the six examples are either PL or DMPL coins.

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Perhaps it is the high proportion of PL and DMPL coins, but none of our examples show any signs of obverse die cracks.