Variety 108a

 Obverse 5.2: All Digits Repunched, Heavy Die Crack Through Date

Reverse G.2: Die Crack Rim Through UN(I)TED and Wreath to (D)IME


Obverse 5.2                                             Reverse G.2


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



Comments: During a later Obverse 5 die state, the die crack through the lower portion of the digits has become more severe. The die crack is most obvious at the midsections of the 45 digits. The die clashing of both the obverse and reverse appears to have been polished away. Reverse G has significant die cracks in two locations. A heavy die crack starts at the rim and proceeds through UN(I)TED, through the wreath and into (D)IME. Another die crack is seen from the left ribbon bow to the rim. An additional die crack is seen between STAT(ES OF AM)ERICA. I have seen more examples of the Variety 108 die pairing than the first Variety 107 die pairing.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU55

1845 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 105a, 106, 106a, 107, 107a, 108, 108a, 109, 110

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