Variety 101a

 Obverse 1.2: Medium Date, Upward Slope, Broken S, Partial O

Reverse A.2: Perfect Die


Obverse 1.2                                           Reverse A.2


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: Attributing 1881 seated dimes as to the Obverse 1 or Obverse 2 varieties can be difficult and will require patience. One must carefully use the Denticle Ruler method to locate the position of the 1 digit with respect to the denticles below. Note that Obverse 1 has a Denticle Ruler measurement of DR 0C and a completely broken (S)TATES. Use the position of the second 8 digit in the date with respect to the pendant as an additional confirmation point.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS66 CAC Green

1881 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a

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