Reverse Die i

Primary Characteristics

Reverse die i is straight forward in terms of identification.  The obverse is a die 1 or normal die, so no real distinguishing characteristics other then the familiar die chip in the first 8.

 

So it is the reverse die characteristic that defines the resulting VAM 11.  The O/O die varieties separate themselves by placement of the doubling element.  On reverse die i the placement is to the left inside of the mint mark as a thin vertical line, and there are no other distinguishing marks needed for identification.

 

There can be a slight doubling of TATES OF AMER, but this is a secondary identification.  There can also be a doubling of the right wreath.

 

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

 

VAMs Featuring Die i

11 - Spike in 8, O/O Left

This image is from coin 25171136, an Almost Uncirculated 55, VAM 11.