Type I - Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Weak Date, Medium Level Date

Reverse C: Weak Denomination


Obverse 3                                                Reverse C


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


Comments: Obverse 3 can be characterized by a weakly punched date. The date digit punch barely penetrated the die's surface leaving a faint date impression. I consider this obverse die variety to be very scarce as few examples have been seen.

Reverse C is perfect but exhibits a weak denomination at the die's center point. In particular the letters O(N)E and D(IM)E were marginally transferred to this working die.

Attributing Reverse C and Reverse F will be difficult. See the below side by side comparison as a guide. Note that on Reverse F, the ON(E) is much stronger than the O(N)E while on Reverse C, that difference is not as pronounced.

Reverse C                                               Reverse F


Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

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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