Variety 101a

 Obverse 1.2: Business Strike, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse A.2: Business Strike, Die Defects on (O)NE D(IM)E


Obverse 1.2                                           Reverse A.2



Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Comments: Business strikes were struck from the same die pair as used for proofs. Obverse 1 has a delicate legend which easily wears and may be partially missing on dimes grading Good through Fine.

Reverse A has several minor die defects on the letters within the denomination. See above macro photos for detailed illustrations of Reverse A defects. The Reverse A die will again be employed during 1864 for incremental business strikes.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS65

1863 Varieties 101, 101a, 102

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