With Arrows

Variety 102

 Obverse 2: Repunched 18, High Level Date, Broken S

Reverse B: Small Block S, [mm Lt,H], Die Line In Upper Left Wreath


Obverse 2                                                 Reverse B


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



Comments: On Obverse 2, repunching is visible above the left and right bases of the 1 digit. Traces of repunching can be found within the lower loop of the 8 digit. The repunching within the 8 digit disappears with die wear.

Reverse B has a small block S mintmark which is a different style mintmark than used on Reverse A. A long diagonal die line is typically seen from the rim down through the upper left wreath. At first, this die line appears to be a hairline scratch. However, close examination revealed it to be a depression or scratch within the reverse die.

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

1873-S Varieties 101, 102

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