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
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