Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Medium Level Date

Reverse A: Small O, [mm Rt,H]


Obverse 1                                               Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                  Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: On Obverse 1, the 1 digit shows repunching under the base. I first noted this diagnostic after acquiring the MS65 plate coin. Previously, other Small O specimens in my collection did not show the repunching. There are no other important diagnostics for Variety 101 other than the date position and the Small O mintmark.

Obverse 1 is paired with two different but similar reverse dies making the identification of Varieties 101 and 102 difficult. The Small O on Reverse A is marginally high and right as shown above. The Small O on Reverse B is shifted more to the left than on Reverse A.

This obverse comes almost always weakly struck at the horizontal shield lines.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS65 CAC Gold

1839-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 105a, 105b, 105c, 106, 106a, 107, 108, 108a, 109, 110

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