S In Wreath

Variety 105

 Obverse 2: Medium Level Date, Broken S and O, Weakness In Lower Shield

Reverse D: Medium S, [mm Rt,L], Die Crack Left Wreath to Rim


Obverse 2                                                   Reverse D


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



Comments: Obverse 2 is paired with Reverse D and starts to show die erosion especially at the die clash point under right arm. The lower shield exhibits weakness and the O of (OF) is broken on many examples seen. From this point on, nearly flat heads are the rule for Obverse 2.

On Reverse D, the mintmark placement is similar to that of Reverse A. One cannot differentiate the reverse dies based on mintmark placement. The primary diagnostic for Reverse D, in this die state, is a die crack starting in the lower left wreath and proceeding to the rim at 9:00.

Mintmark Placement Comparison

Reverse A                                                Reverse D


Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS62

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

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