1888

Variety 107

 Obverse 7: Misplaced 8 Digits In Shield, Medium Level Date

Reverse G: Perfect Die

        

Obverse 7                                                 Reverse G

 

Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

        

Comments: A doubled punched base of residual 8 digit is clearly visible in the lower shield. The misplaced digit is located between shield stripes 6 to 9. This obverse is typically found with a flat head and strike weakness. Use the combination of a flat head and a level date position as the quick diagnostics for locating this interesting variety. First reported by Chris Pilliod at the 1995 ANA convention.

May 2013 Update: At the March 2013 Whitman Baltimore show, the author located an early Variety 107 die state example in Mint State. The new specimen exhibited deeper shield relief and revealed the bottoms of second 8 digit and new 1 digit above the previously listed doubled 8 bottoms. Though the discovery coin was brilliant, below is a respectable image of the increment misplaced 1 and 8 digits. The base of the 1 digit is more evident than that of the second 8 digit.

 

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS64

1888 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 102b, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121

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