Small S - Variety 102

 Obverse 2: Medium Level Date, Die Defect On Mid Section

Reverse B: Small S, [mm Lt,C], Rim Cud At 11:30 - 12:30, Die Cracks


Obverse 2                                                 Reverse B


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



Comments: The plate coin for Variety 102 demonstrates the typically weak strikes to be expected from 1875-S Below Wreath dimes. Liberty's head, foot and base, along with the legend are weakly struck. Obverse 2 can be identified by the large die defect on Liberty's mid section.

Reverse B is also weakly struck throughout the wreath and is cracked. Die cracks are most prevalent between the rim and the lower wreath and bow. A large rim cud is seen on this specimen.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS62 CAC

1875-S Micro S Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 104a

1875-S Small S Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 118a, 119, 120, 121

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