Variety 101a

 Obverse 1.2: Polished Die, High Date, Downward Slope

Reverse A.2: Late Die State, Die Crack STA(TES), Reverse of 1847 (A)


Obverse 1.2                                                Reverse A.2


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



Comments: The Obverse 1 and Reverse A die pair are in a later die state when the plate coin was struck. The Obverse 1 die lines, found earlier between Stars 9 through 12 and the rim, have been removed. The die chips previously seen around Stars 3 through 6 are also missing. A faint die crack is appears at the base of the 1 digit in the date. Reverse A has degraded further with a more prominent die crack at STA(TES). The vertical crack at the end of the left wreath stem now proceeds through the upper wreath leaves and ends at O(F).

 Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64 CAC Green

1848 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103

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