Obverse 2: Medium Level Date, Star 9 and 10 Repunched
Reverse C.2: Rim Cuds at 9:00 and 10:00, Small O as in 1839, [mm Rt,C]
Obverse 2 Reverse C.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Reverse C, which featured a Small O mintmark style used in 1839, has further degraded and shows a new die state with two rim cuds at 9:00 and 10:00. Most of the die cracks to the rim, as listed for F-103, are visible on the plate coin, though the dark toning renders their photography difficult.
The F-103 die pairing is rarely encountered by specialists and has been previously listed as R6. For example, the F-106 Medium O variety (R5) is more available than F-103. Liz Coggan of JJ Teaparty discovered the F-103 plate coin with the two reverse die cuds. At this time, a rarity assessment of R7 is considered reasonable for the F-103a die state.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF45
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