Obverse 9: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Die Scratch Through Gown
Reverse I: Perfect Die
Obverse 9 Reverse I
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Chris Pilliod first identified this variety in late 2003. On the plate coin, both the obverse and reverse are weakly struck. Since this is the only example seen, it is difficult to determine if the dies are weak from a polishing or the plate coin has simply been weakly struck. The primary diagnostic for Obverse 9 is the large diagonal die scratch in the lower gown. The die scratch starts at the top of the scroll above LIBERT(Y) and moves diagonally upward through the gown folds directly above the pendant.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS62
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