Variety 102a

 Obverse 2: Very High Level Date

Reverse B.2: Horizontal Die Crack Through Ribbon and Right Stem


Obverse 2                                               Reverse B.2


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


Comments: Reverse B develops a horizontal die crack across the lower ribbons and the right stem. This reverse will be used again in 1849 where the die crack will become much more severe.

The date punch on Obverse 2 is designated as a Very High Date since both the 1(84)8 touch the base.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58

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

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