Obverse 7: Medium Date, Upward Slope, Star 6 Repunched
Reverse F: Small O, [mm C,H], Reverse Rotated Left 18 Degrees
Obverse 7 Reverse F
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 7 was first identified and published by Tim Cook in the July, 2001 issue of the Gobrecht Journal, the publication of the Liberty Seated Collector's Club.
The Obverse 7 date punch slopes upward and is positioned further right than on other 1840-O obverse dies. Star 6 shows bold repunching to the left of the bottom two points and above the star point adjacent to the denticles. Star 8 is closer to Liberty's head than the cap.
Reverse F is in an early die state and exhibits a Small O mintmark that is centered and high. During this pairing with Obverse 7, Reverse F is rotated left by 18 degrees. Reverse F will be later paired with Obverse 4 to create the F-108 variety.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU55 CAC Gold
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