Obverse Die 6

Primary Characteristics

Die 6 appears only with VAM 14.  It is paired with reverse die a but the distinguishing characteristic of the VAM is the double die gouge through the DO in DOLLAR on the reverse.

 

Because of the easily recognized reverse, it is more likely that you will identify it first and then associate die 6 with the reverse.  The reverse die is die a, so there are no other distinguishing characteristics.

 

Die 6 is distinguished by a spike in the first 8 at approximately 10 o'clock, and a doubling of the surface and right outside of the lower loop.

 

(You can see the coins in our collection by clicking on the VAM link below.)

 

VAMs Featuring Die 6

14 - Doubled First 8, Die Gouge in DO

This image is from coin 26573593 an Almost Uncirculated 55, VAM 14 coin.  The doubling in this photograph are not as clear as on the coin, but the spike in the top of the upper loop of the first 8 is clearly visible.