Variety 102

 Obverse 1: Very High Date, Downward Slope

Reverse B: Large O, [mm C,H,TL9]


Obverse 1                                                Reverse B


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


Comments:  The lower portion of the shield is always weak on Obverse 1. Die chips around Stars 12 and 13.

The Large O mintmark on Reverse B is oblique with the upper loop of the mintmark being much stronger than the bottom loop of the mintmark. The mintmark has a strong left tilt though the above photograph does not clearly present this observation. See Variety 105 for a better illustration of the mintmark's left tilt.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC AU53 CAC

1850-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107

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