Large Date

Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Very High Date, Misplaced 6 Digit

Reverse A: Die Line Bridging Top of (DI)ME


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


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



Comments:  Obverse 1 has been previously identified as Variety I by Ken Hill within his 1978 Gobrecht Journal analysis of 1856 Large Date obverse dies. This obverse exhibits a long curved die line to the right of the pendant which is the misplaced top loop of the 6 digit date punch. The misplaced 6 digit was first identified by the author during 2003 and recently confirmed by Dick Osburn in early 2005. Stars 3 through 6 have die chips.

Reverse A can be identified by a die line bridging the top of (DI)ME.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58 (MS63)

1856 Large Date Varieties 101, 102, 103, 103a, 104

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