Variety 103

 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 his Ahwash-3, I have chosen to designate this specimen as A-3 as a logical conclusion.

The final 8 digit in the date exhibits a die defect in the upper loop.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC PF65

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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