Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Extra 9 in Gown, Medium Level Date, Closed 5

Reverse C: Perfect Die


Obverse 3                                                 Reverse C


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: This is an excellent example of a With Stars misplaced date. The bottom loop of the extra 9 in the gown was evident in Kam Ahwash's encyclopedia for 14 years until the author discovered its existence during 1991. A potential second digit in the upper shield between stripes 10 and 11 was later identified.

Reverse C is perfect.

This is a popular variety that is listed as #46 in the Top 100 Varieties set and also included in the Top 25 Misplaced Date set.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS65

1859 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 106a, 107

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