Variety 103

 Obverse 2: Medium Level Date, Weak Stars

Reverse C: Large O, [mm Rt,C,TL4], Die Defect on ON(E)


Obverse 2                                                   Reverse C


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



Comments: Obverse 2 has a "delicate" appearance with weakness in the stars when compared to other 1857 obverse dies employed for New Orleans struck coinage. There are no chips around the stars. The date is weakly punched.

Reverse C can be diagnosed by a die blob defect on the lower upright of ON(E). The Large O mintmark tilts left.

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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