Obverse 29: Medium Date, Upward Slope, Rim Cuds, Clashed and Cracked Die
Reverse EE: Cracked Die , Cud on Corn Ear, Medium O, [mm Lt,H,TR2]
Obverse 29 Reverse EE
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 29 is immediately characterized by three rim cuds at 12:00, 4:00 and 10:00. The date punch is bold with well defined digits and upward slope. There are die cracks throughout the obverse. Note the die crack from rim into 1 digit's left foot and additional die crack from rim below Liberty's foot that veers at a right angle and proceeds through foot and bottom of legend OF AMERICA. Obverse 29 is heavily clashed.
Reverse EE features a spider web of die cracks with at least six rim exit points. There is a bold raised metal cud on the corn ear in right wreath. Attempting to diagnose this reverse by mintmark placement alone will be challenging as the mintmark is well centered between the two ribbon ends.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of Scott Grieb Collection, MS62
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