Variety Summary

The obverse appears to be fresh, but is paired with a highly degraded reverse. I may hypothesize that the reverse working die may have been flawed and, as a result, degraded under the forces of minting well before the expected die life. The severe die crack from 4:00 to 7:00 warrants this variety being included in the severly cracked dies index. Prior and subsequent die states need to be located to confirm this author’s theory of a flawed working die and to ascertain if the reverse degrades further. Comments by David Poliquin.


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