With Arrows - Unhubbed Date and Arrows

Variety 104

 Obverse 4: Very High Date, 185 Touch Base

Reverse D: Perfect Die


Obverse 4                                                  Reverse D


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: Common and easy to locate due to the 185 digits in the date touching the base. Nearly always well struck and available in choice to gem Mint State condition. Again, John McCloskey first published this obverse in the March 1980 issue of the Gobrecht Journal.

During June 2010, Dr. Tim Cook submitted a clipped planchet example of Variety 104. At first, the dime appeared to have a second clip opposite the primary clip at 10:00-11:00. However, further research indicated that the second disturbed region between 4:00-5:00 was a result of the Blakesley Effect. The flattend area occurs when the planchet goes through the upset mill and there is not enough pressure opposite the clip to forece metal up to form a rim. The "Blakesley Effect" is named after the person to explain this type of error.



Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS63

1853 With Arrows - Unhubbed Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 106a, 106b, 107, 107a, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 120a, 121, 121a, 122, 123, 124, 125

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