Obverse 15: Medium Date, Slight Upward Slope
Reverse O: Perfect Die
Obverse 15 Reverse O
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: As with most 1857 die varieties, the date position on Obverse 15 is the primary diagnostic point. The Obverse 15 date punch has a DR measurement of 1R and exhibits a slight upward slope. The typical date punch defect under the flag of the 1 digit is evident on the plate coin.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64
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