Obverse Die 46

Primary Characteristics

Obverse die 46 has a slightly doubled head profile from the nose down to the chin.  The Phrygian Cap is doubled at the top and right edge down to the cap bottom.  The left 8 is slightly doubled at the top inside of the lower loop.

 

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Other Characteristics

As a marker there is a die chip below the middle edge of the eyelid.

VAMs Featuring Die 46

Die Crack Characteristics

Obverse Die 46 is associated only with VAM 69 (Doubled Profile, Cap, and Left 8, O/O Left).   We have two examples, both in Mint State.  This is another of our discovery VAMs and a second coin as confirmation is always a relief.

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Neither of the coins exhibit any signs of obverse die cracks or breaks, but the Spike in 8 feature is present on this die.