Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Repunched and Misplaced Date, High Date, Downward Slope

Reverse C: Minor Die Doubling


Obverse 3                                                Reverse C


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                   Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)




Comments: Variety 103 exhibits three important while common diagnostics types within one die pairing. Within the lower shield, the misplaced bases of the 18 digits can present. The right base of the 1 digit is clearly seen between shield lines 6 and 7. The lower outer left edge of the 8 digit can be found between shield lines 8 and 9. The date shows obvious repunching on the 1 and 7 digits. The final date was repunched in a counter clockwise rotation manner as the 1 digit is repunched above its flag while the 7 digit is repunched below the base.

On Reverse C, die doubling can be found on the outer edge of the lower right oak leaf. Faint doubling can also be seen under the base of DIM(E).

Chris Pilliod first identified this variety at the March 2003 Baltimore show with the plate coin being the discovery piece.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

1887 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117

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