Variety 102a

 Obverse 2.2: Lapped Die, Medium Level Date

Reverse B.2: Excessive Die Lapping


Obverse 2.2                                              Reverse B.2


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


Comments: Both the obverse and reverse dies appear to have been excessively polished. The reverse legend is nearly eliminated. The plate coin grades EF based on wear and the residual shield and banner details, but exhibits a near complete loss of reverse devices. More study will be required to further understand the background behind this variety.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, VF20

1857 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 109a, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115

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