With Arrows

Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Repunched 1, High Level Date, Broken S

Reverse A: Small Thin S, [mm Lt,H]


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                    Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Comments: The 1 digit on Obverse 1 is repunched. Repunching is visible above the left and right feet of the 1 digit. (S)TATES is broken. Obverse 1 is found in early and late die states, with the primary diagostic being denticle erosion. The obverse of the plate coin is considered to be in a later die state while the macro date punch image is from an early die state example. Compare the erosion of the denticles below the date punch.

Reverse A is marked with a Small Thin S mintmark. The Small Thin S mintmark style was used previously in 1867 and 1869.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64 CAC Green

1873-S Varieties 101, 102

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