Obverse 1: High Date, Downward Slope
Reverse A: Die Crack STA(TES), Reverse of 1847 (A)
Obverse 1 Reverse A
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 1 is paired with a left over reverse die from 1847. Reverse A of 1847 can be diagnosed by examining the flash pattern around the bow knot. During its use in 1848, Reverse A shows a die crack at STA(TES) and another vertical crack through the end of the left wreath stem. Obverse 1 shows considerable die lines between the rim and Stars 9 through 12. Die chips are seen around Stars 3 through 6.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU55
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