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Reverse die n is primarily defined by its doubled legend and motto. But it can contain additional features related to doubling of features and over-polishing.
In the case of VAM 30 it is paired with obverse die 19 where a doubled 1--1 in the date and a doubled earlobe are present. In the case of VAMs 37, 37A, and 37B you have normal obverse dies, but with the A and B varieties there are defining features like clashing with letter transfer and a beveled field.
With VAM 59 there are polishing lines on the inside of the wreath bow.
(You can see the coins in our collection by clicking on the VAM link below.)
VAMs Featuring Die n
30 - Doubled 1--1 and Earlobe, Reverse Legend, and Motto
37 - Doubled Reverse Legend and Motto
37A - Doubled Reverse Legend and Motto, Clashed n and st
37B - Doubled Reverse Legend, Beveled Field STAT and AM
59 - Doubled Reverse Legend and Motto
This legend on a VAM 30, coin 27200151, a Mint State 61 clearly shows the doubled letters.
This photograph on a VAM 30, coin 27200151, a Mint State 61, clearly shows the doubled wreath leaves.
This photograph on a VAM 59, coin 31698459, a Mint State 62, clearly shows the polishing lines inside the wreath bow.