Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Medium Date, Slight Upward Slope, Repunched 2, Doubled UN(ITED STATES)

Reverse C: Die Gouge Behind O(NE)


Obverse 3                                                Reverse C


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



Comments: On Obverse 3, die doubling is clearly visible above the letters UN(ITED STATES). The 2 digit in the date is repunched. Repunching is visible directly below the diagonal.

Reverse C exhibits a strong diagonal die gouge through O(NE).

Monfort Johnson popularized this variety when publishing his observations in the Liberty Seated Collectors Club Gobrecht Journal, Issue #16. Later this variety was included in the Top 100 Varieties set due to popularity. Below are images of Monfort Johnson's discovery specimen. I was fortunate to secure Montfont's dime in late 2010 by private sale.



Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS64

Monfort Johnson Plate Coin: PCGS MS63

1862 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

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