CC In Wreath
Obverse 5: Medium Level Date
Reverse H.3: Small Wide CC, [mm Rt,L], Die Defect At Left Ribbon End, Cracked Die
Collar: 113 Reeds
Obverse 5 Reverse H.3
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Variety 117 features an additional die pairing with Reverse H. Obverse 5 is found in an early die state without obverse die cracks and is paired with a very late die state Reverse H.
Reverse H exhibits the die bulge at the left ribbon end and a host of larger die cracks throughout the wreath with the most obvious being highlighted above.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Obverse 5
Currently, this is the earlier known die state for Obverse 5. After striking In Wreath dimes with Reverse H, Obverse 5 is paired with IW Reverse B during Varieties 106a and 106b.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Reverse H
Reverse H was previously paired with IW Obverse 10 (Variety 114), then IW Obverse 13 (Variety 118) followed by a die marriage with IW Obverse 3 (Variety 112). During the Obverse 3 pairing, the reverse die develops a bulge near 7:00 resulting in the loss of portions of the left ribbon end. This loss is permanent (Variety 112a) and appears in subsequent die pairings. Incremental die pairings are with Obverse 12 (Variety 116) and finally, IW Obverse 5 (Variety 117).
Plate Coin: Images Courtesy of Heritage Auction Archives, PCGS MS64
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