Variety 103ba

 Obverse 2.2: High Level Date, Lapped Die, Weak Date and Base

Reverse Ba: Small O, [mm C,H], Reverse Rotated Left 105 Degrees


Obverse 2                                               Reverse Bab


Comments:  At the August 2014 ANA convention, Harry Smith provided an 1849 New Orleans dime with reverse rotated of 105 degrees left. A review of date punch position confirm the dime to be struck with the Obverse 2 and Reverse B die pair and presents another rotated reverse position for the F-103 variety. From this example, it can be concluded that the obverse hammer die became free of its set screw and rotated for an unknown number of strikes. More attention and research is needed to locate additional reverse rotation positions.

Plate Coin: Courtesy Harry Smith Collection, F15 Details

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

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