Variety 108

 Obverse 5: Medium Date, Downward Slope, Heavy Re-engraving of STATES

Reverse G: Medium S, [mm C,H,TR5]


Obverse 5                                                Reverse G


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



Comments: Obverse 5 is easily identified by heavy re-engraving of the letters in STATES.

On Reverse G, the Medium S mintmark is very high and nearly touches the bottom of the bow knot. Use the mintmark position and the sloping date as the primary diagnostic points for Variety 108. Reverse G will be paired with a second 1888-S obverse die.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS62

1888-S Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 107a, 108, 109, 110, 111, 111a, 112

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