Variety 111

 Obverse 2: Early Die State of Shattered Obverse

Reverse E: Large O, Slight Oblique Punch, [mm Rt,C]


Obverse 2                                               Reverse E


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



Comments: Obverse 2 is in an early die state with a die crack starting at the 1 digit and moving right through the bottoms of the 85 digits, up through the 4 digit and across the stem and top point of the right arrow. In a later die state, specimens from Obverse 2 become a rare and highly desireable collectable variety due to a massive die crack that nearly encircles the obverse. See Variety 102.

During this early die state, Obverse 2 is paired with Reverse E. There is considerable weakness in the wreath leaves on Reverse E while the upper section of the Large O mintmark is stronger in appearance than the bottom section.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS VF35

1854-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112

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