Obverse 16: High Date, Slight Downward Slope
Reverse O: Medium S, [mm Rt,H], Repunched Mintmark
Obverse 16 Reverse O
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: On Obverse 16, the date punch is positioned high and has a slight downward slope. There are random die lines on the gown directly above the pendant and to the right of the scroll end.
Reverse O exhibits a Medium S mintmark that is right and high, the only 1887-S reverse die to date that presents a mintmark positioned right. The mintmark has been repunched per the doubled lower serif and repunching to the right of the upper serif.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63
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