Variety 101

 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

1848 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103

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