Small S - Variety 120

 Obverse 17: High Level Date, Bold Date Digits

Reverse S: Small S, Shattered Reverse, [mm Rt,H]


Obverse 17                                               Reverse S


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



Comments: The primary Obverse 17 diagnostic is a bold date punch which is high and level with respect to the base. All Variety 120 specimens seen come with nicely struck obverses.

Reverse S is well worn and shattered with multiple die cracks from the wreath to rim. The Small S mintmark is bold and has a significant die crack to the right. Use this diagnostic for identifying Reverse S.

Plate Coin: Courtesy of Benny Haimovitz Collection, PCGS MS64 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, 121a

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