With Arrows

Variety 102a

 Obverse 2.2: Rusted Die, High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Partial S, Repunched Left Arrow

Reverse B.2: Cracked Reverse Die, Small Thin S, [mm Lt,H]


Obverse 2.2                                                Reverse B.2


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



Comments: Obverse 2 degrades with usage, later die state examples are seen with die rust throughout Liberty's body, the shield and the base. The die rust is most evident in and around the shield. Repunching on above the left arrows remains visible.

Reverse B is badly cracked with heavy reverse die cracks at 3:30, 5:00, 9:00 and 10:00. The reverse die appears to be ready to break apart between 9:00 and 10:00. See the enhanced reverse die mapping of die cracks above.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63

1874-S Varieties 101, 102, 102a

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