Type II Reverse - Variety 105

 Obverse 5: Medium Level Date, Large Knob 6

Reverse E: Cracked Die


Obverse 5                                              Reverse E


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: Kam Ahwash's listing for this variety has no illustration. Instead he indicates that the obverse has a Large Knob 6 and a medium level date. During late 2006, a new 1876 Type II reverse dime variety was located. After examining the Ahwash commentaries for Type II reverse dimes, the new variety appeared to be a good match for Ahwash 8.

On Obverse 5, the date punch is level with medium height to the base while the 6 digit is from a Large Knob 6 date punch. Date position measurement is DR 0R.

Die cracks are seen on Reverse E plate coin. In his Encyclopedia, Ahwash indicated that the reverse was perfect on his observation piece. The above plate coin exhibits important die cracks for attribution that could be from a later die state than the Ahwash coin.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF45

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

1876 Type II Reverse Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

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