Obverse 8: High Level Date, Weak Base Above 887
Reverse L.2: Worn Die, Medium S, [mm C,H,TR6]
Obverse 8 Reverse L.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Variety 121 results from the die pairing of Obverse 8 with a worn Reverse L. The primary Obverse 8 diagnostics are date position and the weak base above the 887 digits.
During this later die state, Reverse L is worn (or has been polished) with considerable loss of device details between 12:00 to 3:00. It would not be surprising to locate a higher grade example with die polishing lines in that area. Diagnosing Reverse L is straightforward due to the high Medium S mintmark that tilts sharply right.
This die pairing was discovered by the author during early August 2014.
Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Rare Coins Inventory, EF45
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