Variety 103

 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

1884-S Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106

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