With Arrows - Unhubbed Date and Arrows
Obverse 6: Repunched 1 Digit and Left Arrow, High Level Date
Reverse F: Die Crack Between STATE(S O)F
Obverse 6 Reverse F
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: The date and arrows on Obverse 6 are positioned similar to that of the hubbed dies, thus the important diagnosics are the repunching on the left arrow and the 1 digit. Repunching is easiest to detect above the left arrow point. Additional repunching is found below the base of the 1 digit. On high grade specimens, faint repunching can also be seen below the bottom loop of the 8 digit.
In early die states, Reverse F is found without any diagnostics. In a slightly later die state, shown on the plate coin, the reverse has a distinct die crack from the rim above STATE(S) that moves downward adjacent to STATE(S) and ends in the upper right wreath. Reverse F continues to degrade with additional die cracking ultimately leading to a retained cud in the lower right wreath to rim. See Varieties 106a and 106b.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU55
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