Variety 103

 Obverse 2: Medium Level Date, Open 5

Reverse B: Medium O, [mm Rt,L,TR3]


Obverse 2                                                  Reverse B


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


Comments: The 5 digit is very open due to weakness in the date. Obverse 2 comes with both a weak date (this variety) and a strong date (Variety 104) but there does not appear to be signs of die polishing to explain this weakness. Since I cannot make this determination, no separate die states are listed for the weak and strong date observations. There are die chips around Star 5 only.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF45

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

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