Variety 102

 Obverse 1.2: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Die Crack Stars 5 - 7

Reverse B: Large O, Die Spur on (O)F, [mm Rt,H,TL2]


Obverse 1.2                                               Reverse B


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



Comments: Obverse 1 is paired with a second reverse die with similar mintmark placement as Reverse A. The Large O mintmark on Reverse B is positioned slightly more right than on Reverse A. An important die marker for Reverse B is a die spur on (O)F at 8:00. This die spur has been seen on multiple specimens and should be a reliable market for diagnosing Reverse B.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS62

1857-O Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 106, 107, 107a

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