Variety 105

 Obverse 4.2: Repunched 52, High Level Date, Die Cracks

Reverse E: Die Lines Rim Through (AM)ERICA to Wreath, Die Crack Tops of UNIT(ED S)TATES


Obverse 4.2                                                Reverse E


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



Comments: This is the third and more common reverse die pairing with the repunched 52 obverse. The previous die pairing were with Reverse D and Reverse O. These latter die pairings are difficult to locate.

Obverse 4 shows signs of die degradation with a die crack forming at the top of Liberty's head and down through Star 8, the Liberty cap and Star 9. See Variety 105a listing for a macro photo of this die crack.

Reverse E has several key diagnostics that allow quick differentiation from Reverse D and Reverse O. Immediately noticeable is the strong legend. A die line originates from the rim to the right of M and proceeds through (AM)ERICA then to the rim. Several die lines are evident between A(M)ERICA and the rim. A faint die crack is seen at the tops of letters UNIT(ED S)TATES. This die crack will degrade quickly and produce a retained cud during the die's terminal die state.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU58 - Greer Plate Coin

1852 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 105b, 106, 107, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 110a, 110b, 111, 112, 112a, 112b, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117

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