Obverse 12: Misplaced 8 Digit, Medium Level Date, Partial S
Reverse N: Severe Die Cracks in Left Wreath at 9:00 -10:00
Obverse 12 Reverse N
Comments: Obverse 12 is paired with a second reverse die which cannot be matched to any previously listed reverse dies for the 1872 date. The date position and the top of an 8 digit bisecting the lower right scroll end are the primary diagnostic for Obverse 12.
Reverse N exhibits die cracks on the left and right sides of the agricultural wreath. The left side die cracks are quite severe between 9:00 and 10:00 with a potential die cud forming soon if the dies strikes more coinage.
Sean Shaughnessy first published this variety on July 10, 2011 on the Liberty Seated Collector Club message board.
Plate Coin: Courtesy Sean Shaughnessy Collection, EF45
Back to Date and Mintmark Table