Type I Reverse - Variety 126

 Obverse 22: Medium Level Date, Large Knob 6, Worn Die

Reverse S: Small CC, [mm Lt,L], Doubled ONE DIME


Obverse 22                                               Reverse S


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



Comments: The denticles on Obverse 22 are partially eroded. The date punch measurement is DR 1L. Obverse 22 is paired with Reverse S.

Reverse S can be easily mistaken for Reverse E, the reverse die paired with the popular Doubled Die Obverse listed as Variety 106. On Reverse die E and Reverse die S, there is doubling above the letter (D)IME coupled with a level mintmark position. The diagnostic that differentiates the two reverse dies is the lack of doubling on O(N)E on Reverse S and a slightly tighter mintmark spacing on Reverse E. Good luck diagnosing these reverse dies on lower grade examples.

Comparison of Mintmark Positions

Reverse S                                                  Reverse E


Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

1876-CC Type I Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107a, 107ab, 107b, 108, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 111, 112, 112a, 113, 114, 115, 115a, 116, 116a, 117, 118, 119, 120, 120a, 121, 121a, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135

1876-CC Type II Reverse Varieties 101

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