Variety 101a

 Obverse 1.2: Excessive Die Wear Rim To (UNITED STATES), High Level Date, Partial S

Reverse A.2: Excessive Die Wear Rim To Wreath, Small Thin S, [mm C,C]


Obverse 1.2                                               Reverse A.2


Comments: This die pair will become clashed before major die degradation takes place. In this late die state, Obverse 1 shows considerable die wear and heavy metal flow lines between the rim and all the letters in UNITED STATES. Reverse A exhibits similar wear with all areas between the rim and the wreath being filled with heavy metal flow lines. On the plate coin above, the reverse denticles from 9:00 through 2:00 are nearly eliminated.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF40 - Greer Plate Coin

1869-S Varieties 101, 101a, 102

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