Variety 108

 Obverse 8: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Partial (S)TATES, Random Die Lines

Reverse H: Perfect Die


Obverse 8                                               Reverse H


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: Random die lines are once again seen on Liberty's midsection and legs. Obverse 2 and Obverse 8 exhibit nearly identical date punch positions. Collectors should identify the locations of the random die lines including the Obverse 2 die line directly below fifth shield line as a comparison method for diagnosing the two obverse dies.

The date placement on Obverse 8 and 12 is also nearly identical and could lead to the conclusion that Obverse 12 is a later polished die state of Obverse 8. A comparison of the full (S)TATES on Obverse 12 against the partial (S)TATES on Obverse 8 rules out this possibility as polishing of Obverse 8 would lead to an open (S)TATES on Obverse 12. Further examination of Obverse 8 and 12 examples also reveals differences in die scratch or die lines which further supports the conclusion.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU55 CAC

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

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