Type I Reverse - Variety 117
Obverse 17: Die Blob Above Shield, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, Small Knob 6
Reverse Q: Reverse Rotated Left 85 Degrees
Obverse 17 Reverse Q
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Variety 117 is the first 1876 dime identified with a rotated reverse. The obverse die was previously unlisted and is easily diagnosed by a large blob defect above the shield. The legend is weak throughout with the (S)TATES being fully broken.
The reverse die does not exhibit any diagnostics points. However the reverse is rotated left 85 degrees.
Plate Coin: Courtesy Jason Feldman Collection, Net AU50
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