Obverse 21: Misplaced 8 Digit in Denticles, Completed 3, Medium Level Date
Reverse T: Perfect Die
Obverse 21 Reverse U
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 21 is easily identified by a misplaced top of 8 digit in the denticles below the second 8 date digit. If one looks carefully at the denticles to the left of the misplaced 8 digit, there is the possibility of an additional misplaced digit below and between the two 8 date digits. On the plate coin, the 18 date digits are weaker than the 83 digits with the 3 digit being the boldest. This observations suggest the date punch was not fully perpendicular to the die's surface when the date was added.
Jim Smith first brought this variety to the author's attention at the 2012 FUN show.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of Jim Smith Collection, Net VF30
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