Variety 102a

 Obverse 2.2: Rusted Die, High Date, Slight Upward Slope

Reverse B.2: Perfect Die


Obverse 2.2                                             Reverse B.2


Comments: Ahwash states that dies should appear very rusted on business strikes. Secondly, he indicates seeing business strikes from this die pair and the possibility of a few proofs. From my own observations, this die pair was used predominantly to strike proofs. An inspection of the Heritage Rare Coin Auction Archives shows 7 out of 7 1865 proof coins auctioned in the past four years to be from this die pair.

Plate Coin: None Available

1865 Varieties 101, 101a, 101b, 102, 102a, 102b, 102c

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