Variety 102

 Obverse 2: Proof Die, Medium Level Date

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


Obverse 2                                               Reverse B


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



Comments: Reverse B was previously used in 1863. There are several die defects on Reverse B that deserve discussion. 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. I believe that proof Variety 102 is the more difficult to locate than proof Variety 101.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS PF65

1864 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a

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