Variety 108

 Obverse 2: Short Flag 1, High Level Date, Broken (S)TATES, Die Lines

Reverse G: Die Line Through (D)IME


Obverse 2                                               Reverse B


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: The date punch is better centered on Obverse 2 with a Denticle Ruler measurement of DR 1C. There are several diagonal die lines in the gown immediately to the right of the shield as highlighted above.

Reverse G was previously identified by Dr. Tim Cook, as part of the Variety 107 discovery, and can be attributed by a die line through (D)IME which extends into the left wreath.

Short Flag 1 Variety 108 was discovered by Dr. Tim Cook during 2020. Variety 108 results from the pairing of the Short Flag 1 Obverse 2 with the Variety 107 Reverse G die. Reverse G can be attributed by a diagonal die line through (D)IME. The new Variety 108 discovery makes clear that the Philadelphia mint was striking small production runs with multiple die pairings.

Plate Coin: Courtesy Dr. Tim Cook Collection, AU50

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

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