Variety 106a

 Obverse 4.2: Late Die State, Cracked Obverse #1

Reverse E.2: Die Erosion (UNITE)D and AME(RICA)


Obverse 4.2                                               Reverse E.2


Obverse Diagnostic Point 


Comments: Obverse 4 is approaching a terminal die state. The first die crack is severe and has taken a shelf like appearance. I have used a light source to highlight the metal "shelf" of the first die crack. A second die crack has formed from the rim, through Star 7 and into Liberty's shoulder. The severity of both die cracks suggests that the die is about to break apart leaving a retained cud that would eliminate Star 7. Does anyone own an example of this variety with a cud terminal die state?

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS VF25

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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