Type I Reverse - Variety 116

 Obverse 16: Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6

Reverse N: Small Block S, [mm Lt,H], Doubled D(IM)E


Obverse 16                                              Reverse N


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



Comments: Beside the Obverse 16 date position as a diagnostic point, there is a die crack from the left foot of the 1 digit up into the left base and a die crack from Liberty's foot across AMERIC(A) into the rim.

The mintmark on Reverse N is a typical Small Block S through some variety examples have been seen with a nearly filled mintmark. Die cracks are seen horizontally and vertically through the mintmark as illustrated above. The letters IM in DIME are doubled with the most obvious diagnostic being at the top of left upright on DI(M)E.

Plate Coin: Courtesy Louis DiGioia Collection, PCGS MS62

1876-S Type I Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 119a, 120, 121, 122

1876-S Type II Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105

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