Obverse 12.2: Lapped Die, Medium Level Date, Die Scratches at Right Armpit, Open 5
Reverse N.2: Perfect Die
Obverse 12.2 Reverse N.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comparison of Obverse 12 Die States
Obverse 12 Early Die State Obverse 12 Lapped Die
Comments: Obverse 12 has been lapped resulting in a weak date with no signs of repunching on the date digits. Th 5 digit is open. The two die scratches forming an (X) in Liberty's right armpit remain very visible. Use these scratches as the primary diagnostic for a late die state Obverse 12 die.
Reverse N shows no signs of die lines behind UNITED or (D)IME. It is not possible to determine if the reverse on the plate coin is a new reverse die pairing with Obverse 12 or a polished Reverse N. For simplicity, I've chosen to list the reverse as a later die state of Reverse N.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU53
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