Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Date Overlaps Base

Reverse A: Perfect Die


Obverse 1                                                Reverse A


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


Comments:  Obverse 1 is the easiest of the three 1847 obverses to identify due to a date that boldly overlaps the base.  The tops of all four date digits are seen as being in full contact and overlapping the base. Obverse 1 also exhibits die chips around Stars 2 through 5 and on Stars 12 and 13.

The flash around the bow on Reverse A is evident but not as severe as on 1847 Reverse B.

Reverse A is brought back into production during 1848 and is paired with the 1848 Obverse 1, the High Downward Sloping Date obverse die.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS61 CAC Green - Ex. Eliasberg

1847 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104

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