Variety 106

 Obverse 5: Medium Level Date, Horizontal Die Lines Through Elbow

Reverse E: Die Crack Rim to STAT(E)S, Die Line Between Left Wreath and Bow


Obverse 5                                                 Reverse E


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



Comments: Both Obverse 5 and Reverse E are found well struck. The key diagnostic for Obverse 5 is the set of horizontal die lines behind or through Liberty's right elbow. Distinguishing Obverse 4 from Obverse 5 by date position only will be difficult. Use the horizontal die lines as a diagnostic marker. A die line between the left wreath and bow is Reverse E's primary diagnostic. There is also a faint die crack from rim to STAT(E)S on the plate coin.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS61

1842 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 103a, 103b, 104, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108

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