Variety 109

 Obverse 5: Medium Date, Star 9 Repunched, Star 1 Close to Rock

Reverse G: Small O, [mm Rt,H,TR]


Obverse 5                                               Reverse G


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



Comments: Obverse 5 exhibits a medium level date with Star 9 being repunched above the top of the star points.

Reverse G presents another Small O mintmark that is positioned right and high, but with a right tilt.

Obverse 5 and Obverse 2 have very similar date positions. The key diagnostic for identifying the F-109 variety on lower grade coins is the position of Star 1. On Obverse 5, Star 1 is close to the rock and points at the crease in the rock.  

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS VF35 CAC

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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