Obverse 5: High Date, Downward Slope, All Digits Repunched
Reverse F: Die Crack STATE(S OF) to Rim Above (A)MERICA
Obverse 5 Reverse F
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 5 is typically described as an 1845/1845 since all four digits show signs of repunching. This repunched date obverse is first paired with Reverse F.
Reverse F can be identified by a die crack starting at STATE(S), through (OF) and exiting to the rim above (A)MERICA. As Obverse 5 degrades, a horizontal die crack will develop through the lower portion of the date digits.
To qualify for inclusion in the Top 100 Varieties set, the 1845/1845 repunched date obverse must be paired with Reverse F and not the subsequent Reverse G die pairing.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF40
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