Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Repunched 18, High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Broken S

Reverse C: Perfect Die


Obverse 3                                                 Reverse C


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: On 1868 Obverse 3, repunching above the base of the 1 digit is easily seen on most examples of this variety. Additional repunching can be seen within the bottom section of the lower loop of the 8 digit on higher grade examples.

This variety is moderately available in the circulated grades through VF. However, since releasing the web-book in 2004 and including this variety in the Top 100 Varieties set, I have yet to locate an AU or better specimen. A high grade example should be considered a numismatic prize and worthy of a considerable premium.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF45

1868 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 105a, 106, 106a, 107, 107a, 108, 109, 110, 110a, 111, 112

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