Variety 119

 Obverse 18: Misplaced 1 Digit in Shield, High Date, Downward Slope

Reverse Q: Medium S, [mm Lt,H,TR4]


Obverse 18                                           Reverse Q


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



Comments: Obverse 18 can be easily diagnosed by an extra 1 digit punch in the shield. The flag of a 1 digit is clearly visible between shield lines #8 and #9.

The Medium S mintmark on Reverse Q is positioned high and to the left with an obvious right tilt. The upper loop is filled with a mintmark punch artifact that collectors may mistakenly call a Small S.

This variety was first identified at the 2013 FUN show by the author.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

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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