Type I Reverse - Variety 107
Obverse 7: Medium Date, Slight Upward Slope
Reverse F: Lazy D(I)ME, Doubled ON(E) DI(ME), Die Cracks
Obverse 7 Reverse F
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: The discovery of additional 1877 Type I reverse dies continues with Variety 107. On Variety 107, the D(I)ME is obviously tilted right, therefore the designation as a "Lazy D(I)ME" reverse. Die doubling is evident on ON(E) and DIM(E) as is typically seen on 1876 and 1877 Type I reverse dies. There are die cracks along the outer edges of the lower left and right wreaths. These die cracks cross along the bottoms of the left and right ribbon ends and meet under the ribbon bow knot. Please see above illustration for the mapping of reverse die cracks.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS64
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