Obverse 12: High Date, Slight Downward Slope
Reverse H: Medium S, [mm C,H,TR4]
Obverse 12 Reverse H
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 12 presents an additional obverse die for the 1890 San Francisco coinage. The date on this die is high with a slight downward slope. Obverse 12 is paired with Reverse H.
Reverse H can be easily diagnosed by a high Medium S mintmark that tilts right. There is a punch defect in the lower loop of the mintmark. On the plate coin, the left wreath elements are weaker than on Variety 109. At this time, I cannot tell if this is due to die polishing or strike weakness. Additional high grade examples will need to be seen to make this determination.
Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64 CAC
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