Large Date

Variety 103a

 Obverse 3.2: Lapped Die, Weak Date and Stars 1 To 3

Reverse C: Perfect Die


Obverse 3.2                                                 Reverse C


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: A significant amount of obverse die details has been eliminated via polishing or lapping. Most noticeable is the missing details at the date and between the rock and Stars 1 through 3. This die state was initially listed as R5 in VF or better grades. However, enough examples have surfaced to warrant a reduction to an R4 rarity estimate. In VF or better grades, I have seen more examples of Variety 103a than the early die state Variety 103.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU53

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

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