Obverse 35: High Date, Slight Upward Slope, Cracked Die
Reverse JJ: Fully Cracked Die
Obverse 35 Reverse JJ
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Variety 135 can be characterized as having cracked obverse and reverse dies. Obverse 35 has a high date punch with a very slight upward slope. Date position is DR 0B1. The most obvious die crack runs through the tops of letter O(F) (AM)ERICA.
Reverse JJ is fully cracked throughout the left and right wreath. Many 1891 reverse dies are cracked in this manner and close attention to the die crack pattern of each die is warranted for accurate attribution.
The above plate coin and variety were first identified to the author by David Poliquin.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of David Poliquin Collection, AU50
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