Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Medium Date, Downward Slope

Reverse A: Medium S, [mm Lt,C,TL3], Die Scratch From Rim To AM(E)RICA


Obverse 1                                                Reverse A


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


Comments: The date punch on Obverse 1 is measured as DR 0R and is positioned further right than Obverse 2. There are die chips around Stars 3 through 7.

On Reverse A, the Medium S mintmark tilts slightly to the left. There is a die scratch from the rim adjacent to the R in AMERICA towards the E.

The Mintmark positions on Reverse A and Reverse B are similar and difficult to diagnose. Below is comparison of the two mintmark positions illustrating the difference in tilt.

Mintmark Tilt on Reverse A (left) versus Reverse B (right)


Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63 CAC Gold

1860-S Varieties 101, 102

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