Obverse 25: Double Misplaced 18 Digits in Shield, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, Open 9
Reverse Z: Perfect Die
Obverse 25 Reverse Z
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s))
Comments: The double tops of misplaced 18 digits are clearly visible in the lower shield. The first flag of 1 digit is located between the bottom of shield line #2 and intersecting shield line #3 and #4. The second flag of 1 digit is directly below the first and peeks out to the left of the shield. Adjacent to the second flag of 1 digit is the top loop of 8 digit bisects shield lines #7 and #8.
Reverse Z is perfect.
This variety was discovered by Jim Smith and presented to the author for publication at the 2012 winter FUN show. Since that time, I have seen two more examples including the plate coin. This variety can be found in different die states with the misplaced digits quite faint on the other AU late die state coin.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU50
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