Variety 108

 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

1862 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110

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