Variety 120

 Obverse 20: Two Sets 18 Digits Misplaced in Lower Shield, Medium Date, Sharp Downward Slope

Reverse R: Perfect Reverse


Obverse 20                                               Reverse R


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: Obverse 20 features another significant occurence of misplaced placed digits. Two sets of 18 digits are easily seen in the lower shield with shield line #7-8 bisecting the 18 digits. Traces of extraneous digits are also visible on the lower gown area above and to the right of the pendant. This extraneous digits will wear quickly and mostly likely will disappear on EF or lower grade circulated examples. Minor repunching is also seen below the last 8 digit in the normal date punch. Also note the date position as an additional diagnostic point as the date punch is placed far left and has a sharp downward slope.

This misplaced date variety was first announced by Dr. Tim Cook in the June 2009 E-Gobrecht issue.

Plate Coin: Courtesy of Dr. Tim Cook Collection, PCGS MS65

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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