Variety 111a

 Obverse 7: Cracked Obverse #3, Star 13 Repunched

Reverse H.2: Die Crack ST(AT)ES


Obverse 7                                               Reverse H.2


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



Comments: Obverse 7 is the last of the 1838 obverse dies with a bisecting die crack. In this case, the die crack originates at Star 7 and proceeds through Liberty's left shoulder, across her body and left leg and finally exits below her foot to the rim. Star 13 is strongly repunched.

Reverse H, in a later die state, shows a die crack starting at the rim above STA(T)ES, through ST(AT)ES and terminating within the upper left wreath. This die state still exhibits die scratches behind the ribbon bow.

Reverse H will be again employed in 1839 for one final die pairing. I have seen more examples of the Obverse 8 and Reverse H die pairing with the cracked reverse die than the earlier reverse die state.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS62 - Greer Plate Coin

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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