Small S - Variety 115

 Obverse 15: Misplaced 8 Digit, High Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse O: Worn and Cracked Die, Small S, [mm Lt,H]


Obverse 15                                               Reverse O


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




Comments: Variety 115 is yet another die pairing between an early die state obverse and well worn reverse die. Obverse 15 is well struck and strongly clashed and also exhibits portions of a misplaced digit to the right of the pendant. I believe the misplaced digit is the lower right loop of the 8 digit. Tim Cook discovered the misplaced date on the plate coin and submitted the finding for publishing in the web-book.

Reverse O is extremely worn, cracked and lacking details in most wreath elements. The right corn ear details are nearly eliminated. See the enhanced mapping of the reverse die cracks above as a finger printing of the die for differentiation with other similar late die states reverses.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS60

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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