S In Wreath
Obverse 1: Early Die State, High Date, Downward Slope, Broken S
Reverse A.2: Shattered Die, Medium S, [mm Rt,L]
Obverse 1 Reverse A.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Coinage from an early die state Obverse 1 is the best change for locating an In Wreath specimen with full head on Liberty and completely defined shield.
Reverse A has suffered considerable die fatigue and is heavily cracked. The die cracks first appeared during a prior pairing with Obverse 2. When paired with Obverse 1, reverse die degradation continues into a terminal condition with a large retained cud appearing below the left and right ribbon ends. All examples of the Obverse 1 and Reverse A die pairing are seen with a cracked reverse.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64 (above top), PCGS AU55 (above cracked die mapping)
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