Obverse 3: Proof Die, Medium Level Date
Reverse C: Proof Die
Obverse 3 Reverse C
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Ahwash indicates that this obverse is only available as a proof and that the date has a slight upward slope. After researching the Heritage Auction Archives for 1888 proofs, I have not been able to locate a proof example that shows both a date to the far right and simultaneous upward slope. Since the above plate coin matches the horizontal date placement suggested by Ahwash and Ahwash does not provide a plate coin for A-3 in his encyclopedia, I have chosen to designate this specimen as A-3 for the time being.
The final 8 digit in the date exhibits a die defect in the upper loop.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC PF65
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