Variety 106

 Obverse 4: Rusted Obverse Die, Repunched Date

Reverse D: Large O, [mm Rt, H], Heavy Die Flash Around Bow Loops


Obverse 4                                                Reverse D


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




Comments: Obverse 4 is always found weakly struck from a badly rusted die. The date shows repunching within the lower loop of the 5 digit and below the base of the 1 digit. A detailed inspection of the repunching revealed that the first date was punched sharply upward as is the case for the final date position for Obverse 2. There is a large die blob type defect on Star 4.

Reverse E exhibits a bold strike and heavy die flash around the bow loops. Die lines are visible in the right region of the die, in particular between the wreath and DIM(E). Take care when grading this variety, as the obverse could grade nearly one full grade lower than the reverse.

Take care in grading better examples of this variety. The Greer plate coin exhibits nice original luster and minimal wear but only received an EF45 designation due to the lack of obverse details.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS EF45 - Greer Plate Coin

1856-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108, 108a, 108b

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