Small S - Variety 122

 Obverse 19: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Bold Date Digits

Reverse T: Small S, Shattered Reverse, [mm C,C]


Obverse 19                                               Reverse T


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


Comments: Obverse 19 diagnostics are primarily a bold date punch which has a slight downward slope along with Denticle Ruler measurement of DR 1L. There is an obvious die crack from the left base of the 1 digit to the rim. This obverse is well struck except for some weakness at UNITED STATES.

Reverse T is shattered with numerous die cracks throughout the wreath elements and bow knot. The above die crack mapping captures all visible die cracks on the plate coin. There are at least nine rim exit points for the various die cracks. The Small S mintmark is well centered in the vertical plane and nearly centered horizontally. I have chosen to label this mintmark position as [mm C,C] as a result.

Plate Coin: Courtesy of Dr. Tim Cook Collection, PCGS MS64

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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