Variety 101

 Obverse 1: Long Flag 1, High Level Date, Partial S

Reverse A: Small Thin S, [mm C,C]


Obverse 1                                                Reverse A


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


Comments: The 1 digit in the date appears to be obliquely punched with the flag of the 1 being thick while the left and right bases are thin. Reverse A shows considerable doubling at the bottom of the ribbon ends and the outside wreath from 6:00 through 9:00. The Small Thin S mintmark is centered in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU55

1869-S Varieties 101, 101a, 102

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