Variety 103a

 Obverse 2.2: High Level Date, Lapped Dies with Weak Date and Base

Reverse B: Small O, [mm C,H], Spurs on AME(RI)CA


Obverse 2.2                                             Reverse B


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



Comments: Obverse 2 has been lapped and now exhibits obvious weakness in the date digits and lower base above the 49 digits. The 849 digits show considerable separation versus the pre lapped die state where they nearly touched. As a result, the Denticle Ruler measurement is shifted from DR 0B1 to 1L. There are no die chips around the stars. Most 1849-O dimes seen with Obverse 2 have the weak date and base and the earlier die state before lapping is consider to be rare.

Reverse B is an early die date with spurs visible on the bases of AME(RI)CA. The die spurs on the RI letters in AMERICA will be an important diagnostic for subsequent Reverse B die states and die pairing. No reverse rotation is evident on the plate coin.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, VF30

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

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