Type I Reverse - Variety 126
Obverse 22: Medium Level Date, Large Knob 6, Worn Die
Reverse S: Small CC, [mm Lt,L], Doubled ONE DIME
Obverse 22 Reverse S
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: The denticles on Obverse 22 are partially eroded. The date punch measurement is DR 1L. Obverse 22 is paired with Reverse S.
Reverse S can be easily mistaken for Reverse E, the reverse die paired with the popular Doubled Die Obverse listed as Variety 106. On Reverse die E and Reverse die S, there is doubling above the letter (D)IME coupled with a level mintmark position. The diagnostic that differentiates the two reverse dies is the lack of doubling on O(N)E on Reverse S and a slightly tighter mintmark spacing on Reverse E. Good luck diagnosing these reverse dies on lower grade examples.
Comparison of Mintmark Positions
Reverse S Reverse E
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50
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