Variety 102

 Obverse 2 : Medium Level Date, Die Defects Stars 9 and 10

Reverse B : Medium S, [mm C,C]


Obverse 2                                                Reverse B


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



Comments: The date punch on Obverse 2 is level with respect to the base. Stars 8 and 9 exhibit die defects between their points that face Liberty's arm. The region between the star points is filled on Star 8 and partially filled on Star 9. Die chips are present around Stars 3 through 6. Reverse B exhibits a Medium S mintmark that is well centered both horizontally and vertically. Use the mintmark position as a quick diagnostic point to identify Variety 102 and 103 versus Variety 101.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU55

1858-S Varieties 101, 102, 103

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