1854 OC-P3
Proof Restrike
Blundered Date - Top-30 Variety

Die Pair P2 - PA
Date Grid JR of C / 4-1.5 / VS up
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R7
1, 4 Vertical C, VSH
Reverse Die States a



Comments:
   This is the second and final use of Obverse P2 and the only use of Reverse PA.


Obverse P2

The photo below shows the Obverse P2 attribution grid.



1854 Obverse P2 Attribution Grid

This die exhibits two misplaced digits. The top of a 4 is visible high in the field between 54 near the rock. The top of another 4 is just above the top of the denticles under the prominent 4. Arrows on the photo above point to these features.

Obverse P2 Die States
  1. Perfect Die.
No later die states have been observed.


Reverse PA

Reverse PA exhibits unfinished areas between the leaves and a tiny semi-circular die mark on the edge of the eagle’s leg just right of the upper bud. Arrows on the photo below point to these features.



1854 Reverse PA Die Markers


Reverse PA Die States
  1. Perfect Die.
No later die states have been observed.



Photo credits:

Obverse P2:   1854 PCGS PR64, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.
Reverse PA:   1854 NGC PR64, from the Heritage archives.


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