Variety 102a

 Obverse 2.2: Medium Level Date

Reverse B.2: Die Defects On DI(M)E, Reverse Of 1863


Obverse 2.2                                            Reverse B.2


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



Comments: Obverse 2 and Reverse B proof dies are reused for business strikes.

Surprisingly Reverse B was previously used in 1863 to strike proofs and a small number of business strikes. There are several die defects on Reverse B that deserve discussion and confirm a match with 1863 coinage. A defect is found under the base of ON(E). There is a diagonal defect on the lower third of D(I)ME. Finally, a die defect is visible on the left diagonal of DI(M)E.

Both Obverse 2 and Reverse B are clashed during the generation of business strikes.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS65 CAC Green

1864 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a

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