1856

Large Date

Variety 102

 Obverse 2: All Digits Touch Base

Reverse B: Die Line Behind Right Bow Ribbon

        

Obverse 2                                                 Reverse B

 

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

        

Comments: All the digits in the date touch the bottom of the base. Later die state examples might show a small space between the top of the 6 digit and the bottom of the base. Ken Hill lists this obverse as Variety II during his study of 1856 Large Date obverses in the Gobrecht Journal. Reverse B features a strong die line behind the right ribbon bow.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58 - Greer Plate Coin

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

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