Type I - Variety 110

 Obverse 8: Low Level Date Far Right, Multiple Die Polish Lines

Reverse I: Die Scratch Upper Left Wreath, Bold Denomination


Obverse 8                                               Reverse I


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: The Obverse 8 and Reverse I die pairing was discovered at the October 2014 Denver Expo by the author. The primary Obverse 8 diagnostic is a date punch positioned far right with Denticle Ruler measurement 2L. There are several regions of horizontal die polished lines; immediate to the right of Liberty's right arm and also behind the date digits (see images above). Bold die scratches are also seen in the shield at random diagonal angles.

The Reverse I die is well hubbed with bold lettering in the denomination as compared to most other 1861 Type I reverse dies. A die scratch in the upper left wreath as shown above provides a unique diagnostic for Reverse I.

Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Rare Coins Inventory, ANACS MS62

1861 Type I Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

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

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