Variety 102b

 Obverse 2.3: Polished Die, Weak Base Over Last Two 88, Medium Level Date

Reverse B.3: Polished Die, Die Defect On Corn Ear


Obverse 2.3                                              Reverse B.3


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



Comments: Both Obverse 2 and Reverse B have been polished or lapped. The base above the last two 8's in the date has been nearly eliminated by the polishing. The die defect between a denticle and the left foot of the 1 digit has been removed. The die scratch in the lower left part of the shield is still visible. The lower left wreath and left ribbon end have been partially eliminated by the polishing. The die defect in the center of the corn ear remains. Reverse B, in this polished die state, will be paired with two other obverse dies. See Varieties 109 and 110.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50

1888 Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 102a, 102b, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121

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