Type I - Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Rusted Die, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse A: Die Scratch Within Lower Left Wreath


Obverse 1                                              Reverse A


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


Comparison of Type I and Type II Obverse Shields


Comments: Obverse 1 is a Type I design and shows light rust across the entire length of Liberty's body. Die doubling is evident around UNI(TED STATES) OF (AMERICA). There are die polish lines protruding from Liberty's arm and from the drapery.

On Reverse A, there is a long die scratch through the two maples leaves in the lower left section of the wreath. On the plate coin, the reverse is rotated slightly left as illustrated.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS63

1861 Type I Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109

1861 Type II Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 110a, 111, 112, 113

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