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)
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