Variety 114

 Obverse 6: Star 1 Touches Rock, Star 13 Repunched

Reverse E.2: Die Erosion Between Rim and (UNITE)D


Obverse 6                                           Reverse E.2


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



Comments: Obverse 6 is easily identified by Star 1 almost touching the rock. I have chosen to label the variety as Star 1 touching the rock due to the close proximity of the obverse devices as a diagnostic aid. Obverse 6 is in an initial die state without signs of an obverse die crack. During later die states, (Variety 110 and Variety 110a with Cracked Obverse #2) Obverse 6 first exhibits a die crack visible from the shield across to the rim at the right of Liberty's foot which strengthens and bisects the entire obverse starting below Star 7.

While in this early die state, Obverse 6 is paired with Reverse E. Reverse E is in a later die state with the typical die erosion seen between the rim and (UNITE)D.

Since recently locating this elusive Obverse 6 die state, the new die pairing is listed as Variety 114 in order to not disturb the previous 1838 variety designation numbers. In the future, the variety numbers may be realigned with the known emission sequence of die usage.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

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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