Obverse 8: Medium Date,Downward Slope, Open 6
Reverse H: Die Polished Lines
Obverse 8 Reverse H
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Nearly all 1862 dimes have dates punched in a level or upward slope position. The downward sloping date punch is the key diagnostic for Obverse 8.
Reverse H is perfect other than die polish lines visible on the Gardner plate coin.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of Eugene H. Gardner Collection, NGC MS66
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