Variety 102

 Obverse 2: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Die Line Extending From Shield Stripe 5, Random Die Lines

Reverse B: Random Die Lines on Wreath


Obverse 2                                                Reverse B


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


Comments: On Obverse 2, random die lines are visible on Liberty's upper body and within the shield below the scroll. An important die line or die defect is visible directly below the fifth shield line and appears to be an extension of that shield stripe. Reverse B also exhibits random die lines within the lower right oak leaves. I have seen examples of this variety with and without die clashing. The current plate coin exhibits light die clashing on the reverse.

Obverse 2 and Obverse 8 exhibit nearly identical date punch positions. Collectors should identify the locations of the random die lines including the die line directly below fifth shield line as a comparison method for diagnosing the two obverse dies.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU50 CAC

1868 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 104, 104a, 105, 105a, 106, 106a, 107, 107a, 108, 109, 110, 110a, 111, 112

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