CC In Wreath
Obverse 7: Cracked Obverse, High Date, Downward Slope
Reverse E: Small CC, [mm Rt,L], Die Crack To Rim In Lower Right Wreath
Collar: 113 Reeds
Obverse 7 Reverse E
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: During this late die state, Obverse 7 can be easily diagnosed by obvious radial die cracks through the date, legend and Liberty's head. See the illustration above to appreciate the extent of the die cracks. On Reverse E, a soft die scratch is visible in the upper left wreath, resembling a jalapeno chili pepper. Did anyone say this variety is spicy? There is a die defect above D(I)ME. Also, there is a die crack in the lower right wreath that starts at 3:30 on the rim and exits at 5:00.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Obverse 7Obverse 7 was initially employed to strike 1875-CC Below Wreath dimes. During its earlier die state, IW Obverse 7 was paired with BW Reverse A and exhibits the beginning of the radial die cracks but more subtle in nature. During the Below Wreath die pairing, I have label the obverse as BW Obverse 2. After the Below Wreath die marriage, IW Obverse 7 is paired with IW Reverse E and Reverse F. When paired with these In Wreath reverse dies, IW Obverse 7 becomes extensively cracked. I have seen more examples with the IW Reverse F pairing than IW Reverse E. Finally, Obverse 7 is paired with In Wreath Reverse D and is assumed to be in a terminal die state.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Reverse E
Variety 109 is the only known die pairing for Reverse E at this time.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS63
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