Variety 112

 Obverse 9: Medium Level Date

Reverse I: Medium S, [mm C,H], Reverse Rotated 6 Degrees Right


Obverse 9                                              Reverse I


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


Comments: Variety 112 results from the die pairing of Obverse 9 and Reverse I. Obverse 9 exhibits a date punch that measures DR 0B1 and essentially level with the base. Reverse I is in an early die state with sharp devices and not die cracks. The Medium S mintmark is well centered between the ribbon ends.

Variety 112 was discovered by the author while conducting consignment attributions after the 2014 ANA show. The Medium S mintmark position did not match any of those previously defined and further checking revealed the obverse die to be different that Variety 107 which also has DR 0B1 measurement.

Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Rare Coins Inventory, NGC AU58

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

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