Obverse 10: Clashed Die, Very High Date, Closed 54
Reverse G: Large O, [mm C,H]
Obverse 10 Reverse G
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 10 was found with closed 54 digits in the date and heavy clash marks throughout the obverse. The most obvious clashing is to the right of the drapery. Additional die clashing can be found on either side of Liberty's head and also to the left of her left arm. There is a die crack from the foot to a denticle to the right of the foot. This die crack may be useful in the future for locating an earlier die state of this variety. Obverse 10 is paired with Reverse G after the heavy die clashing occurs. Reverse G exhibits a centered Large O mintmark that is positioned high.
I have yet to find an 1854-O example with a clashed reverse that would provided an example of the die marriage with Obverse 10 at the point of the die clashing.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64
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