Obverse 1.2a: Strike Doubled Date and Stars, High Date, Sl. Downward Slope, Die Crack Stars 5 - 7
Reverse B: Large O, Die Spur on (O)F, [mm Rt,H,TL2]
Obverse 1.2a Reverse B
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: While Obverse 1 is paired with Reverse B, strike doubling is once again evident per the discovery dime submitted by Dale Miller in late December 2009. Dale noted that his 1857-O dime exhibited strike doubling but was not paired with a shattered reverse (Reverse A) but rather Reverse B with the die spur on (O)F.
Though the F-102a variety does exhibit minor strike doubling on the date and stars, it does not quality for a Top 100 Varieties set. To be eligible for inclusion, the variety must be F-101 with stronger obverse strike doubling and the shattered reverse.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of Dale Miller Collection, AU50
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