Obverse 1.2a: Filled Die, Polished Die, Medium Level Date
Reverse A.2: Polished Die, Medium O, [mm Rt,C,TR7]
Obverse 1.2a Reverse A.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Second Filled Die Example with a Multiple Filled Obverse
Comments: In its polished die state, Obverse 1 suffers a filled die issue. Two Variety 101a specimens have been located over a twenty-five year period that indicate filled die coinage was struck with this late die state pair. The lower obverse area between the date and shield/gown shows single or multiple depressions where the obverse die was obstructed (probably with grease). Note on the first plate coin that shield line #5 can still be seen within the single depression at the lower shield. On the lower plate coin, the filled die areas are more extensive.
Locating examples of 1842-O Variety 101b in EF or better grades will be extremely challenging.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF40, PCGS VF30 (above top) and VF35, PCGS VF25 (top)
1842-O Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 102b, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 107, 107
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