Obverse 4.2: Late Die State, Cracked Obverse #1
Reverse E.2: Die Erosion (UNITE)D and AME(RICA)
Obverse 4.2 Reverse E.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point
Comments: Obverse 4 is approaching a terminal die state. The first die crack is severe and has taken a shelf like appearance. I have used a light source to highlight the metal "shelf" of the first die crack. A second die crack has formed from the rim, through Star 7 and into Liberty's shoulder. The severity of both die cracks suggests that the die is about to break apart leaving a retained cud that would eliminate Star 7. Does anyone own an example of this variety with a cud terminal die state?
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS VF25
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