Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Low Date, Upward Slope, Closed 5

Reverse A: Large O, [mm C,C], Die Lines Above (STA)TES


Obverse 1                                                Reverse A


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


Comments: On the obverse, die chips are present around Star 2 through Star 8 and again around Stars 12 and 13. The 5 digit is closed but barely. Reverse diagnostics beyond the mintmark size and position include; a die crack from rim through UNITE(D) to wreath and a series of short die lines near the denticles at (STA)TES.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58

1859-O Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 105

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