CC Below Wreath

Variety 112

 Obverse 3.2: Retained Die Cud, High Level Date

Reverse D: Small CC, [mm C,L,TL3], Early Die State

Collar: 113 Reeds


Obverse 3.2                                               Reverse D

Comments: Previously, on Variety 103, a die crack was shown to run from the rim to the left of the date and through the base of the 187 digits and back to the rim below the 5 digit. When paired with an early die state Reverse D, Obverse 3 has degraded further as shown through the above plate coin. The area below the date has developed into a large cud that extends through the base of the 5 digit to the rim.

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). Afterwards, Obverse 3 is paired with BW Reverse B with the obverse die crack below date becoming progressively worst. Finally during this die state, the obverse die shatters directly below the date die crack resulting is a spectacular die cud.

Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - Below Wreath Reverse D

BW Reverse D, in an early die state, is initially paired with BW Obverse 3 during its terminal die state (large cud below date). Afterwards, BW Reverse D is paired with BW Obverse 6 until the die also develops a large cud below the date.

The plate coin was first listed for auction in the May 2005 Heritage St Louis Bullet Sale and subsequently published by Tim Cook in the #93 issue of the Gobrecht Journal.

Plate Coin: Dr. Tim Cook Collection, VF35

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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