VAM 18


Primary Characteristics

18 - Doubled 18, Die Gouge DOL

Identified in 1980 by Martin Field


Obverse Hub III2 Die 10

The first 1 is doubled under the left serif.  The first 8 is doubled on the upper inside of lower loop, and has a short spike at top left inside of upper loop at 10 o'clock.


Reverse Hub C3 Die a

Normal die but with a long thin die gouge from D through the top of the O over to the L in DOLLAR. The gouge is from the die rim edge, impressed into die. There are denticle impressions, likely wore quickly away on the die leaving only a bold gouge.  This is likely the early state of VAMs 43, 1B1, 1B2, and 49.


This reverse die gouge is shared with VAMs:

1B1- Die Gouge in DOL & Denticle Impressions above DOL

1B2 - Die Gouge in DOLLAR, Clashed Obverse n & st

18 - Doubled 18, Die Gouge in DOLLAR & Denticle Edge Impression

43 - Doubled Left 8 & Phrygian Cap, Die Gouge DOL

49 - Doubled 1- -1, Die Gouge DOL



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