Variety 103

 Obverse 3: Low Date, Slight Upward Slope, Perfect Date

Reverse A.2: Large Die Defect on DI(M)E


Obverse 3                                              Reverse A.2


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



Comments: The date punch on Obverse 3 is lower than either date positions on Obverse 1 or Obverse 2. The digits in the date are complete and without defects. The (S)TATES is also perfect. Obverse 3 is paired with Reverse A to produce business strike coinage.

Reverse A can be easily diagnosed by looking for the large die defect on the right upright of DI(M)E.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS65 CAC Green

1880 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103

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