Obverse Die 47

Primary Characteristics

Obverse die 47 has a slightly doubled Phrygian cap top and upper right edges, UNUM and right U in PLURIBUS towards the rim.


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Other Characteristics

As a marker there are two vertical short polishing lines in the rear cap depression below the ribbon.

VAMs Featuring Die 47

Die Crack Characteristics

Obverse Die 47 is associated only with VAM 70 (Doubled Cap Top, UNUM, O Set Left).   We have only our discovery coin as an example, and it is an AU 53.




Under other circumstances we might want to put a little disclaimer on this one, but the coin in hand looks like it was either PL or DMPL in its earlier life.  So we doubt that any die cracks would have shown on this coin even if it were a higher grade.


This one example does not exhibit any signs of obverse die cracks or breaks, but it does have the Spike in 8 feature.