Variety 102a

 Obverse 1: Medium Date, Downward Slope, Repunched 86

Reverse B.2: Rim Cud at 12:00, Small Thin S, [mm Lt,C], Reverse of 1861


Obverse 1                                               Reverse B.2


Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: A late die state Reverse B continues to degrade and produced this plate coin. The denticles show significant erosion. The die crack at 9:00 to the left wreath is visible. A rim cud has formed at 12:00. Brian Greer originally listed this variety on a pricelist in early 2005. Luckily, I was able to locate a higher circulated grade example for this variety listing at the Boston Bay State Show, November 2005.

Once again the plate coin exhibits a typical Obverse 1 strike resulting in a flat head.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF40

1865-S Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105

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