Obverse 1.2: Proof Die, Medium Date, Downward Slope
Reverse A.2: Proof Die, Tooled Die Crack Below Bow Knot
Obverse 1.2 Reverse A.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Proof coinage struck with the Obverse 1 and Reverse A dies occurred after the die pair has been employed for business strikes.
Reverse A has degraded and developed a die crack from the right ribbon end downward to the denticles below the left ribbon end. Interestingly, an attempt was made to tool out the die crack on Reverse A prior or during the proof coinage. By using a side lighting source during the photography of the die crack, the tooled area becomes evident.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS PF65 Cameo
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