Obverse 4: Medium Date, Downward Slope, 2nd 8 Repunched Up, Closed 9
Reverse D: Double Die Reverse #1, Clashed Die
Obverse 4 Reverse D
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 4 is paired with the first doubled die reverse of 1889. This obverse can be attributed by the horizontal die lines in the middle and lower portions of the shield. The second 8 digit in the date is repunched. Repunching is seen under the left base of the 8 digit.
The distinct doubling of the veins in the maple leaves can be used to identify Doubled Die Reverse #1. Also check for the strong doubling of the outer left portion of (O)NE and (D)IME. Finally, this reverse is heavily clashed with marks behind (O)NE and through the DIM(E). I have only seen Doubled Die Reverse #1 paired with Obverse 4.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50
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