Obverse 4.3: Lapped Die, Die Gouge at Index Finger
Reverse E.3: Shattered Reverse #3 (Greer), Terminal Die State
Obverse 4.3 Reverse E.3
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Reverse E continues to degrade and has shattered. The plate coin is latest die state seen and probably is the terminal die state. Die crack starting at UN(IT)ED is severe and results in a small internal cud joining the tops of letters IT, then proceeding through UNIT(ED). The loop in AME(R)ICA is completed filled with metal while the top of the E is nearly filled.
This die state with filled R in AMERICA is very rare as I have only seen three problem free examples (Fine 15, PCGS VF30 and ANACS VF30) dating back to the mid 1990s. Below is the third specimen acquired during June 2015 as part of Gerry Fortin Rare Coins inventory. This example resides in old ANACS white holder and is conservatively graded.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS VF30
1842-O Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 102b, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 107, 107a
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