Variety 101

 Obverse 1: High Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse A: Large S, [mm Rt,H], Early Die State Shows Repunched Mintmark


Obverse 1                                                 Reverse A


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



Comments: This date comes fairly well struck. Obverse 1 exhibits die chips around Stars 5 and 6. There is a defect or anomaly between the flag and upper loop of the 5 digit. On early die state examples of Reverse A, traces of repunching can be seen within the upper loop.

Plate Coin: Courtesy Dan Pintar Collection, PCGS EF40


1856-S Varieties 101, 101a

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