Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Proof Die, High Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse A: Proof Die


Obverse 1                                               Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: Obverse 1 proof die exhibits a faint die line to the right of the shield. The die line exits the right edge of the shield and moves in an upward diagonal direction. I have yet to locate a business strike example from this obverse die. Given the very high 1887 date mintage and general availability, it is difficult to determine if the proof die pair was again used for business strikes.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC PF65

1887 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116

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