Variety 109

 Obverse 9: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Die Defect On Neckline, Partial S

Reverse H: Parallel Die Line and Die Crack In Lower Right Wreath


Obverse 9                                                Reverse H


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



Comments: A die defect or blob is located at Liberty's neckline. This defect is a key diagnostic point for Obverse 9, since the date position is similar to several other obverse dies with a date position of DR 0R. There is an obverse die crack at the lower loop of the 8 digit, then through bottoms of 71 digits, then up through base to AMERIC(A), exiting to rim.

In the lower right wreath, Reverse H exhibits a radial die line that runs parallel to a more obvious die crack.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS65 CAC Green

1871 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114

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