CC Below Wreath

Variety 108

 Obverse 7: High Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse E: Small CC, [mm Lt,L,TL2], Die Cracks In Wreath

Collar: 113 Reeds


Obverse 7                                              Reverse E


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


Comments: Variety 108 is the first observation of Obverse 7 being paired with a Below Wreath reverse die. There is already significant denticle erosion on Obverse 7 during this die marriage suggesting prior usage. Reverse E already exhibits die cracking in the wreath and through the CC mintmark per the above illustration.

Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - Below Wreath Obverse 7

During earlier die states, BW Obverse 7 was paired with an In Wreath reverse die (IW Variety 105) and is previously designated as IW Obverse 4. BW Obverse 7 will be paired with two additional Below Wreath reverse dies; see BW Varieties 109 and 110.

Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - Below Wreath Reverse E

This is the first listing of Reverse E. At this time, I am unaware of a prior die marriage with Reverse E but the die cracks on the plate coin do suggest the possibility of earlier usage.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU55

1875-CC Below Wreath Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 107a, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114

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