Variety 108

 Obverse 6: High Level Date, Oblique Punched Date, Early Die State Cracks

Reverse H: Faint Die Crack at A(MERI)CA


Obverse 6                                                 Reverse H


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




Comments: The date punch on Obverse 6 is oblique with the 1 digit being weak and the 2 digit bold. Clearly the date punch was not parallel to the die surface during the date punching process. Obverse 6 already exhibits die cracks. First is die crack from left base to the rim below Star 1 and secondly, a die crack from Star 8 through cap to Star 9 then Star 10 and rim.

Reverse H diagnostics include a die defect behind DI(M)E and faint a die crack at the top of letters A(MERI)CA.

This die pair will continue to produce coinage resulting in heavily cracked obverse and reverse dies. See Variety 108a next.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63

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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