Small S - Variety 109

 Obverse 9: High Level Date

Reverse I: Reverse Rotated Left 50 Degrees, Small S, [mm Lt,H]


Obverse 9                                               Reverse I


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



Comments: Reverse I exhibits a Small S mintmark that is position left and high. The reverse die is rotated left by 50 degrees. There is considerable weakness in the denomination. On Obverse 9, there is a small defect within the area between the flag and upper loop of the 5 digit.

This is a rare rotated reverse die variety within the With Legend design group. Discovered by Dr. Michael Fey in mid 2004. During August 2005, a high grade example surfaced in the collection of James Smith. James was kind enough to provide the dime for photographs and also pointed out the defect within the 5 digit.

Plate Coin: Courtesy of James Smith Collection, AU50

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, 121a

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