Obverse 5.4: Late Die State of Partial Drapery Obverse
Reverse E.2: Die Erosion Between Rim and (UNITE)D
Obverse 5.4 Reverse E.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: During its final die state, a late die state Obverse 5 is paired with Reverse E. The die clash under Liberty's right arm is still visible though die erosion has weakened its presence. The "partial drapery" remains significant enough to be labeled accordingly by the grading services.
Reverse E, is also in a late die state and exhibits numerous metal flow lines and die erosion between the legend and rim. A significant region of die erosion is visible between the rim and (UNITE)D.
This Variety 109 die pairing is very challenging to locate as nearly all "partial drapery" examples were struck with the earlier Variety 108 die pairing. This variety is rated as R5.
Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58 CAC
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