Type II Reverse - Variety 105

 Obverse 4: Medium Level Date, Small Knob 6

Reverse C: Small Block S, [mm Lt,C]


Obverse 4                                                Reverse C


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



Comments: A fifth 1876-S Type II die pairing was discovered in 2006 by Dick Osburn. The obverse and reverse dies are designated as Obverse 4 and Reverse C. Obverse 4 is difficult to diagnose by date position alone since the Medium Level Date and Small Knob 6 is similar in appearance to Obverse 3. One must also check the lower gown area directly above the foot, on Obverse 4, to locate a circular die defect as noted in the illustration.

Reverse C is the third known Type II reverse die. Reverse C comes with a Small Block S mintmark that is positioned left and center.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63 CAC

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

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

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