Reverse Die Fingerprints

Below is a list of each identified reverse die together with images illustrating cracks and breaks on the most extreme examples in our collection.  You can then follow those links to the die page for a more detailed discussion on that die.  Dies that show no cracks on coins in our inventory are also noted and can be followed to their respective die pages.

Die

Potential Cracks and Breaks

Latest Stage Image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

a

 

 

The Aging 1D

Submissions

Clashed Denticle

Date Issues

Encyclopedia

New Orleans and the Mint in 1881

The Devolving 5

One and Done

Two and Through

Fakes

Die Fingerprints

Pricing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b

  • Reverse Die b is present on three VAMs: 2, 2A, and 2B
  • The obverse die distinguishes the three VAMs
  • Common Characteristics revolve around the mint mark doubling and doubled leaves
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c

  • Reverse Die c only appears on VAM 5
  • The unique O/O configuration separates this die from others
  • None of our examples show any signs of reverse cracks or breaks

VAM 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

e

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f

  • Reverse Die f appears only on VAM 8 and is paired with a Obverse Die 1
  • We have many examples of VAM 8 and none show any reverse die cracks or breaks

VAM 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

g

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

h

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

i

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

j

  • Reverse Die j appears only on VAM 12 and is paired with a Obverse Die 1
  • We have three examples of VAM 12 and none show any reverse die cracks or breaks

 

VAM 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

k

  • Reverse Die k appears only on VAM 13 and is paired with a Obverse Die 4
  • We have examples that show no cracks to cracks that cover about twenty five percent of the rim area
  • The die is differentiated from others by the mint mark doubling configuration

VAM 13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

n

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

o

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

q

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

r

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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