Obverse 1 : Medium Level Date
Reverse B.2 : Small O, [mm C,H]
Obverse 1 Reverse B.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Strong die chips around Stars 12 and 13. Obverse 1 is now paired with Small O Reverse B. This reverse die is easily identified by its centered and high mintmark. A faint die crack from the rim to (S)TATES and a second set of die cracks from the rim to (A)MERI(C)A are visible.
Reverse B has been compared with the Small O reverse dies of 1841 to see if any of the 1841 reverses could have been held at the New Orleans mint until 1849. 1841 reverse dies H, J and K exhibit Small O mintmarks that are positioned high. However, a quick review of die cracks on these 1841 coins did not reveal a match with Reverse B of 1849.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58
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