Variety 109a

 Obverse 9.2: Business Strike, 2 Punched Into Base, Repunched 72, Medium Level Date

Reverse I.2: Business Strike, Light Die Clashing


Obverse 9.2                                              Reverse I.2


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: Business strikes were also minted using Obverse 9 leading to this misplaced date's availability as a proof and also as coinage intended for circulation. The die diagnostics presented for the proof die state (Variety 109) are still pertinent for business strike examples. The misplaced right base of 2 digit is easily seen under the pendant. On early die state strikes, the second and third "tails" seen on proof specimens are faint but remains visible. The repunching under the base of the 7 and 2 digits is also evident. There are horizontal die lines through the gown directly above the pendant. Macro images are from PCGS AU55 earlier die state example.

Later die state examples (plate coin) will show a die crack through the bottom of the date digits.

Locating high grade Variety 109a business strikes can be difficult with the variety considered to be scarce.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, MS63

1872 Varieties 101, 102, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 109a, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117

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