Type II Reverse - Variety 121

 Obverse 9.2: Polished Die and Date, Medium Level Date

Reverse F: Small CC, [mm Lt,H,TR4]


Obverse 9.2                                          Reverse F


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



Comments: Variety 121 is the result of an polished Obverse 9 die pairing with an early die state Reverse F.

In this later die state, all of the design details on Obverse 9 are weak. The date on Obverse 9 is nearly effaced with only the bottoms of the 187 digits and the last 7 digit remaining. There is a die crack from Liberty's foot up through the ICA in AMERICA

Reverse F is in an early die state without die cracks. The Small CC mintmark is position left in the ribbon bow opening and tilts right. The irregular position of the I in DIME with respect to the neighboring letters is a reasonable secondary diagnostic point. Reverse F will be paired with two other obverse dies (Obverse 6 and 7) in later die states.

Plate Coin: Courtesy of David Poliquin Collection, VF35

1877-CC Type I Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

1877-CC Type II Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 120a, 121, 122

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