Variety 101a

 Obverse 1: Medium Date, Upward Slope, Open 9

Reverse A.2: Polished Die, Medium S, [mm C,H,TR6]


Obverse 1                                              Reverse A.2


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



Comments: Reverse A has been polished and presents weak device details throughout the die but especially on the left side of the wreath. There is slight doubling on the right side of the Medium S mintmark.

I have been able to locate several examples of the polished reverse variety in high grades, but have been unable to locate an early die state example without the reverse polishing until the Scott Grieb piece suffered at the August 2014 American Numismatic Association convention. See Variety 101.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS62

1891s Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119

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