Obverse 5.2: Very Weak Stars 1 and 3, Die Crack Rim to Star 1
Reverse F.2: Late Die State Huge O, Die Crack ST(ATES) to Rim
Obverse 5 Reverse F.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: The plate coin presents an interesting opportunity to study the Variety 108 Huge O reverse die characteristics. It is the highest grade and latest die state example seen by the author.
On the Obverse 5, a die crack connects the rim with Star 1. Another die crack joins Stars 4 and 5. Stars 1 through 3 are extremely weak during this die state.
Reverse F has a die crack from rim to (U)NITED, which has been seen before on Huge O specimens. Further reverse die degradation has also produced a die crack through ST(ATES) to rim. The reverse die erosion is significant on the plate coin and is visible behind ON(E) and DI(ME).
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS60
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