1856

Small Date

Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Proof Die, Doubled Die Obverse, Medium Level Date

Reverse A: Proof Die, Die Line From Rim To AME(R)ICA

        

Obverse 1                                               Reverse A

 

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

        

        

Comments: A difficult date to locate in proof condition. Obverse 1 die is boldly doubled north on the shield and within the lower gown folds. There is also a die defect on Liberty's left breast.

On Reverse A, a die line is seen from the rim to AME(R)ICA. This reverse die is employed again in 1857 to strike proof coinage for that year.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS PF64

1856 Small Date Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 114a, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123

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