Variety 117

 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

1887-S Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 111, 111a, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120

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