Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Cracked Obverse At Date, Open 54

Reverse C: Large Oblique O, [mm Rt,H], Die Crack From Rim Through (OF)


Obverse 3                                                 Reverse C


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




Comments: Obverse 3 is a second 1854-O obverse that is cracked, but not as severely as Obverse 2. Moving clockwise from Star 1, die crack starts at Star 1 up through Star 7 and into Liberty's head. Another crack exits from Star 8 down through the top of cap and Stars 9 to 13. There is a severe set of die cracks between the left arrow stem and the 1 digit.

Reverse C is found with a Large O mintmark that has been obliquely punched into the die. The reverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving diagonally through (OF). There is a diagonal die line behind DI(M)E. This die line starts low and moves upward.

The paired shattered obverse die and oblique mintmark reverse is scarce in original VF or better grades and difficult to locate but not as tough as Variety 102. For inclusion in the Top 100 Variety set, examples must be in a late date state with bold die cracks between the left arrow and 1 digit.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS62 - Ex. Lemus

1854-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112

Back to 1854-O Varieties Table

Back to Date and Mintmark Table