Variety 102

 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

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

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