Obverse 31: Proof Die, Medium Level Date
Reverse EE: Proof Die
Obverse 31 Reverse EE
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: 1891 dated proofs are common and are found well struck.
Three separate die pairs were employed for striking proof coinage. This variety is the most difficult of the three die pairs and could account for about 15% of the available 1891 proofs. There are no obvious diagnostics on Obverse 31 other than a date punch that appears to have a very slight downward slope. I've chosen to label the date punch as a medium level date for simplicity.
Reverse EE is perfect.
Plate Coin: Courtesy Heritage Auction Archives, PCGS PF66 Cameo
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