Variety 105

 Obverse 5: Repunched 18, High Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse E: Perfect Die


Obverse 5                                               Reverse E


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Comments: An allusive 1885 variety with repunching clearly visible on both the 1 and 8 digits. The repunching on the 1 digit is visible above the flag and below the base of the foot. Repunching on the 8 digit is clearly seen above the top loop.

Few examples of this repunched variety have surfaced since publishing the seated dime web-book. The author is only aware of three examples including the Tim Cook coin, which is the finest. As a result, the rarity rating for Variety 105 is increased to R-6 effective June 2012.

Plate Coin: Courtesy Dr. Tim Cook Collection, AU58

1885 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111

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