Variety 101a

 Obverse 1: Medium Level Date

Reverse Aa: Large O, Oblique Punch, Reverse Rotated Left 52 Degrees


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Comments:  The reverse die is rotated left by 52 degrees. No die cracks are evident on the rotated reverse die therefore suggesting that the improper die alignment occurred early during the die pairing.

To date, I have not seen other documentation or listings of a rotated reverse for the Large O reverse die. This is undoubtably a rare variety that should bring a strong premium.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU50

1849-O Varieties 101, 101a, 101ab, 101b, 102, 103, 103a, 103ab, 103ac, 103ad, 103c, 104, 104a, 104b

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