Variety 106

 Obverse 4: Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse E: Medium S, [mm C,C]


Obverse 4                                                Reverse E


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                   Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: Both Obverse 4 and Reverse E are in early die states with no evidence of die degradation. The Medium S mintmark on Reverse E is centered in both the horizontal and vertical directions.

Ahwash lists this obverse and reverse die pair as a Medium S over Small S variety in his encyclopedia. His macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark does not match the Medium S mintmark position found on the reverse of the plate coin. It has been strongly suggested by Seated dime variety collectors that the macro photograph of the Medium S over Small S mintmark is actually that of the 1891-S Medium S over Small S mintmark. As a result, I do not agree with attempts to reference Ahwash 3 as a Medium over Small S mintmark variety.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS63 CAC

1890s Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 103a, 104, 105, 106, 106a, 107, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 114a, 115, 116, 117, 118

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