Variety 105

 Obverse 2.3: Very Late Die State, Medium Level Date

Reverse A.2: Large O, Rim Die Cracks Across Entire Legend


Obverse 2.3                                             Reverse A.2


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



Comments: Reverse A is paired with Obverse 2, which is now in a late die state. Heavy metal flow lines connect the obverse stars to the rim with the denticles being nearly effaced. Reverse A exhibits excessive die wear and die cracks with multiple die cracks between the rim, legend and wreath.

During the initial months of 1841, the New Orleans mint will pair Reverse A with an 1841 With Drapery obverse die to create the 1841 Large O Closed Bud Reverse transitional variety 

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF45

1840-O Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108, 109, 109a, 110, 110a, 111

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