1838

Variety 105

 Obverse 3: Stars 9 and 13 Repunched

Reverse D.2: Reverse Die Flaw, Die Crack Rim to UN(I)TED to Wreath

        

Obverse 3                                                 Reverse D.2

 

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

        

        

Comments: The strong repunching on Stars 9 and 13 can easily identify Obverse 3.

Reverse D continues to exhibit a significant die flaw between O(N)E and DI(M)E with a minor flaw between O(NE). This later die state of Reverse D now shows a die crack from the rim through UN(I)TED to the wreath and a second from the wreath through A(M)ERICA to the right rim.

Two obverse dies are paired with Reverse D and unfortunately, distinguishing the two die marriages can be difficult due to similar date and star placements. Use the repunching on Stars 9 and 13 as the predominate diagnostic for Variety 105. The second obverse pairing, Obverse 8, does not show any repunching on Stars 9 and 13.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS64 CAC

1838 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 103b, 103c, 104, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 110a, 111, 111a, 112, 113, 114

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