Obverse 2: High Date, Downward Slope
Reverse A: Small S, [mm Lt,H]
Obverse 2 Reverse A
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: The date punch on Obverse 2 is positioned further left than on either Obverse 1 or Obverse 3.
On the few Variety 103 examples that I have seen, Reverse A is typically weak from 10:00 through 12:00. This die pairing variety is the most difficult to locate of the five known 1884-S die pairs and is considered to be an R-5 rarity.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC AU58
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