CC Below Wreath
Obverse 3: High Level Date, Die Cracks
Reverse B.3: Small CC, [mm C,L,TL2], Die Crack Through Mintmark, Rim Cud 4:30 - 8:00
Collar: 113 Reeds
Obverse 3 Reverse B.3
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 3 has prominent die cracks in three locations. The first die crack starts from the rim to the left of the date and proceeds through the bottoms of the 18 digits and exits to the rim below the 5 digit. The second die crack starts from the foot up through AMERI(CA). The final die crack connects the bottoms of (OF AMER)ICA with the cap. Obverse 3 shows significant erosion and has undoubtedly seen prior usage.
Reverse B has a die crack from the left ribbon end down through the left "C" and another from the rim at 4:00 up through the right wreath. The earlier Variety 103 rim cud has expanded and is now seen from 4:30 through 8:00 on the lower reverse of the plate coin.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - Below Wreath Obverse 3
During an early die state, Obverse 3 was previously paired with IW Reverse I (and listed as IW Obverse 9) and exhibited a faint die crack below the date digits and a die crack from Liberty's foot into AMER(ICA). During the final Obverse 3 die pairing with BW Reverse D, the obverse die shatters directly below the date die crack resulting is a spectacular die cud.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - Below Wreath Reverse B
Reverse B, during an earlier die state was previously paired with two Below Wreath obverse dies. During those pairings, Reverse B exhibited a long vertical group of die lines between DIM(E) and right wreath. However, those die lines are no longer visible during this later die state. Please see BW Varieties 105 and 111 for images of Reverse B during its earlier die state.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS62
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