Obverse Die 49

Primary Characteristics

Obverse Die 49 has a Doubled 18 with 1 possibly at very top and faintly at right side of vertical shaft and the left 8 at right side of upper loop outside surface. There is a long diagonal die scratch at eye front. Also, there is fine pitting on Liberty head.

 

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Other Characteristics

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VAMs Featuring Die 49

Die Crack Characteristics

Obverse Die 49 appears only with VAM 73.  As of this discussion it is the newest die identified.  Quite by accident we had a VAM 73 coin ready to submit when the discovery was announced.  So we have one example of VAM 73, and by extension Obverse Die 49.

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84161425       Almost Uncirculated 58

 

On our single example there are no die cracks or breaks, but this may change as other examples are located.