Obverse 8: Very High Date, Doubled Obverse, Closed 54
Reverse F: Large O, [mm Lt,H], Die Crack Rim to Lower Left Wreath
Obverse 8 Reverse F
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Comments: Breen lists an 1854-O doubled die obverse with doubling most obvious at the right stars. Greer references this listing as G103 in his book. After searching for years for this variety, Obverse 8 was found to have doubling at the stars on the right side of the obverse. Additionally, some doubling is evident on top of the right arrow and to the right of Liberty's foot. Is this doubling truly a doubled obverse? An 1854 obverse die has been found with the same type of doubling. Since the doubling completely surrounds an obverse device, like an obverse star, we have a halo effect of the device and not true die doubling due to a shift in the working hub die's position during the hubbing process.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS EF40
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