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
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