Small S - Variety 118a
Obverse 15: Misplaced 8 in Denticles, High Level Date
Reverse Qa: Reverse Rotated Left 80 Degrees, Small Filled S, [mm Lt,H]
Obverse 15 Reverse Qa
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: During June 2011, Sean Shaughnessy identified a new 1875-S BW rotated reverse variety with the reverse die rotated 80 degrees left. The obverse and reverse die pair does not match that of F-109 and is therefore not a different rotated reverse position for that variety. Identifying the individual obverse and reverse dies is difficult due to the low grade of the discovery coin, therefore the variety was listed as a new obverse and reverse die pair. The submission of Variety 118 specimen by James Smith during early 2013 confirmed the decision to first list the rotated reverse die state in 2011 as a new die pair until normal die alignment specimen could be located.
For Reverse Q, the submission of James Smith's Variety 118 plate coin confirms that a Small Filled S mintmark designation is appropriate. The Variety 118 and Variety 118a listings are updated effective January 2014 to reflect this decision.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of Sean Shaughnessy Collection, EF45
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