Top Die Varieties by Date
The Top Die Varieties by Date set is a project that began in 2012. It has undergone several revisions with detailed input from members of the Fly-in Club. All ‘top’ or ‘best of’ lists are subjective, but the list below should get at the heart of what collectors desire. All comments are welcome.
A complete date set of varieties would feature a specimen from all known hub types, thus some dates have more than a single coin. Examples are the Shallow and Bold N dies of 1870, 71 and 72 – and the Type 1 and Type 2 designs in 1886. Therefore, our list is by date and hub type.
This date set was constructed beginning with the Top Varieties by Type list. Luckily, none of them share a date so we can include them all in our date set below. To date, no individual has been known to assemble such a myriad of varieties. Will you be the first? Good luck!