Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, Open 9

Reverse A: Medium S, [mm C,C]


Obverse 1                                              Reverse A


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



Comments: Early Obverse 1 die state examples will show minor die lines within the shield. These die lines will fade out quickly. The letters in AMERICA are doubled at the left base of each letter. Both A's in AMERICA are filled as is typically found for the obverse dies of this date.

On Reverse A, the Medium S mintmark exhibits a die file mark in the upper loop. This reverse comes fairly well struck.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC AU55

1889-S Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

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