Type I Reverse - Variety 129
Obverse 15: Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6, Die Crack At Bottom Of Date
Reverse U: Die Cracks, Small CC, [mm Lt,L,TR5], Doubling on ON(E)
Obverse 15 Reverse U
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 15 is paired with a third reverse die. The die crack at the bottom of the 876 date digits is present but faint. Please remember that Obverse 15 has the date punch positioned furthest right for all 1876 Carson City dies.
Reverse U is a new reverse die, first reported by James Smith. The mintmark tilts strongly right with 5 degree offset from level position. Minor doubling is seen on ON(E). The is a die crack through the tops of the mintmark that extends into the left and right ribbon ends.
Plate Coin: Courtesy James Smith Collection, NGC EF45
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