Variety 102

 Obverse 1: High Date, Sharp Downward Slope, Vertical Die Crack

Reverse B: Small Thin S, [mm Lt,C], Die Doubling Lower Left Wreath


Obverse 1                                               Reverse B


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


Comments: Obverse 1 is in the same die state as Variety 101, with the long vertical die crack through Liberty's body.

Reverse B exhibits a Small Thin S mintmark, which is positioned left. There is also some die doubling in the lower left wreath. Since this die pairing is very scarce, it is suspected that Reverse B could be another leftover die from a prior year. However, there is a lack of a diagnostic marker to make this association.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS EF40

1866-S Varieties 101, 102, 103

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