Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Medium Level Date, Open 5

Reverse A: Large Thick O, [mm Rt,H,TL7], Reverse of 1852 (B)


Obverse 1                                                Reverse A


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


Comments: Obverse 1, though boldly struck, is typically seen with a lack of head details and weakness in Liberty's upper body. Stars 6 through 13 will also show weakness in detail and halos around each star. Reverse A is a leftover die from 1852 (Reverse B). It was used on a limited basis in 1852 and still produced strong detailed strikes in 1853 with full denticles.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU55

1853-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108

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