Variety 101a

 Obverse 1.2: Proof Die, Medium Date, Downward Slope

Reverse A.2: Proof Die, Tooled Die Crack Below Bow Knot


Obverse 1.2                                               Reverse A.2


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



Comments: Proof coinage struck with the Obverse 1 and Reverse A dies occurred after the die pair has been employed for business strikes.

Reverse A has degraded and developed a die crack from the right ribbon end downward to the denticles below the left ribbon end. Interestingly, an attempt was made to tool out the die crack on Reverse A prior or during the proof coinage. By using a side lighting source during the photography of the die crack, the tooled area becomes evident.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS PF65 Cameo

1890 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 103b, 103c, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 117a, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122

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