S In Wreath

Variety 104

 Obverse 2: Medium Level Date, Broken S, Clashed Die

Reverse A: Medium S, [mm Rt,L], Clashed Die, Faint Die Crack Below Right Ribbon End


Obverse 2                                                 Reverse A


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



Comments: Obverse 2 is initially paired with Reverse A. During this die pairing, Obverse 2 strike quality is quite good with bold head and shield details. Note how the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is weakly hubbed into this working die along with a weak date punch. Due to low quality obverse die preparation, flat strikes are common for Obverse 2 especially during later die states. The 1 digit in the date is positioned closer to the denticles than that of Obverse 1. The first S in STATES is broken while the lower shield details are marginal.

Reverse A begins to show a die crack starting from the left ribbon end across to slightly below the right ribbon end and then down to the rim. Reverse A will continue to degrade once paired with Obverse 1 for more coinage.

Obverse 2 and Reverse A are heavily clashed.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU58

1875-S In Wreath Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 106a

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