Variety 101

 Obverse 1 : High Level Date

Reverse A : Die Lines Rim to (A)ME(R)ICA


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: On Obverse 1, used for business strikes only, the 6 digit in the date has a defect between the upper loop's ball and the upper section of the lower loop. The space between the crossbar of the 4 digit and the bottom feet is partially filled. Liberty's fingers, on the right hand grasping the pole, are poorly defined. The die area between the toe and adjacent denticle appears to be defective. Die chips are found around all stars with Stars 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13 exhibiting the boldest die chips. The date on business strikes is level while on proofs (Obverse 2), the date slopes downward. Ahwash indicates that Reverse A has repunching in the legend with die cracks from the rim to the tops of (A)ME(R)I(CA). A close inspection of the plate coin revealed the presence of die lines from the tops of (A)ME(R)ICA to the rim.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58

1846 Varieties 101, 102

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