Type I Reverse - Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, Die Defect on Liberty's Mid Section

Reverse C: Doubled Die, Left Foot of DIM(E) Weak


Obverse 3                                               Reverse C


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



Comments: On Type I Obverse 3, there is a large die defect on Liberty's mid section.

The denomination on Reverse C is doubled. The left foot on DIM(E) is weak and will be missing on circulated or weakly struck speciments. Die doubling is most evident on D(IM)E.

All 1878 Type I reverse varieties are very difficult to locate in Mint State.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64 CAC Green

1878 Type I Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104

1878 Type II Reverse Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

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