Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Proof Die, High Date, Slight Upward Slope

Reverse A: Proof Die


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)

Comments: Proofs and business strikes were struck from different dies. The date punch on the proof obverse die is placed slightly more to the right than the business strike obverse die. The plate coin recently appeared at the Dave Lawrence Richmond Collection sale.

Plate Coin: Courtesy of Richmond Collection/www.davidlawrence.com, NGC PF64

1844 Varieties 101, 102

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