Variety 118

 Obverse 4.2: Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope, Die Cracks

Reverse D: Small S, [mm Lt,H]


Obverse 4.2                                             Reverse D


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



Comments: After being paired with Medium S reverse die (Reverse E) and suffering some degration, Obverse 4 is paired with Small S Reverse D to produce additional coinage. The obverse die crack from Liberty's foot and through AMERI(CA) well matches the die state on Variety 106a listing.

No cracks are seen on Reverse D during this pairing. Therefore it is assumed that Reverse D was first paired with Obverse 4 followed by a second pairing with Obverse 3. During the Obverse 3 die pairing, Reverse D begins to exhibit die cracks. As a result of locating the Variety 118 plate coin and its diagnostics, I have renamed the Reverse D die states as "D.2" when paired with Obverse 3.

The plate coin was cherrypicked off eBay during October 2012 as the author did not recognize the obverse date position for a Small S 1890-S reverse.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58

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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