Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Short Flag 1, High Date, Slight Upward Slope, Broken (S)TATES

Reverse C: Perfect Die


Obverse 3                                               Reverse C


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: Short Flag 1 Variety 103 is the easiest of the three business strike Short Flag 1 obverse dies to locate. Obverse 3 is diagnosed via the DR 1B2 date position. The plate coin is the finest business strike example of a Short Flag 1 dime that has been located and acquired. Note the full head and the completeness of the obverse strike. Typically, business strike Short Flag 1 dimes are seen with weak strikes and flat heads.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU58

1869 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 105a, 106, 106a, 107, 108

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