Obverse 5: Repunched 18, High Date, Slight Downward Slope
Reverse E: Perfect Die
Obverse 5 Reverse E
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
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
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