Variety 102

 Obverse 2: Medium Date, Slight Upward Slope, Bases of 1 Thin, Closed 6

Reverse B: Perfect Die


Obverse 2                                              Reverse B


Obverse Diagnostic Points


Comments: This is the only 1860 dime obverse that has a date with upward slope, though marginally. Both the left and right bases on the 1 digit are thin. The 6 digit is closed. Ahwash indicated that A-2 had a medium level date, but I prefer to define the date position as slightly upward. Ahwash also mentions that a "dot" defect can be found between shield lines 6 and 7. Close inspection of the plate coin revealed this "dot" defect along with another between shield lines 2 and 3. See the photograph above.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS62

1860 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112

Back to 1860 Varieties Table

Back to Date and Mintmark Table