Variety 117a

 Obverse 17: High Date, Downward Slope, Die Crack Through STA(TES OF AME)ICA

Reverse Q.2: Retained Cud Between 7:00 And 9:00


Obverse 17                                              Reverse Q.2


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


Comments: Obverse 17 remains in the same die state with die cracks starting from ST(ATES) through Liberty's head and across to (OF AME)RICA.

Reverse Q.2 is in a terminal die state with a large retained cud from 7:00 - 9:00. The reverse die is cracked throughout. For simplicity, I have called this reverse die state a later die state of Reverse Q. However, it is suspected that Obverse 17 was paired with a different reverse die that was already approaching its terminal die state. Until I can find an early die state of this reverse and define its previous die pairings, this terminal die state reverse will be labeled as Reverse Q.2.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

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