CC In Wreath
Obverse 7: Cracked Obverse, High Date, Downward Slope
Reverse F: Small CC, [mm Lt,L], Diagonal Die Scratch Through Corn Ear
Collar: 113 Reeds
Obverse 7 Reverse F
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: While in a late die state and cracked, Obverse 7 is paired with a second In Wreath reverse die. Reverse F presents a Small CC mintmark that is positioned low and left. A long and heavy diagonal die scratch pierces the corn ear in the right wreath. Use this heavy die scratch as the primary diagnostic for Reverse F. This die will become badly cracked and show a die cud from 3:30 to 5:00 during terminal die state.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Obverse 7
Obverse 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 F
Variety 110 is the only known die pairing for Reverse F at this time.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64 CAC Green
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