1859 OC-4

Die Pair 3 - D
Date Grid JR of C / 4-1.0 / VS down
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R4-
1, 9 Vertical SH, VSH
Reverse Die States a



Comments:
   This is the only use of Obverse 3 and the only use of Reverse D.


Obverse 3

The following photo shows the Obverse 3 attribution grid.



1859 Obverse 3 attribution grid

Obverse 3 exhibits several light die lines crossing the legs. These are shown in the next photo. Note that the line shown near the bottom of the photo is a scratch on the pictured coin, not a die marker.



1859 Obverse 3 die lines
across gown and legs


Obverse 3 Die States
  1. Perfect die.
No later die states have been observed.


Reverse D

Reverse D displays no notable die markers. The easiest identification point is the LACK of an extension of horizontal shield line #1 across the left border. This differentiates this die from the other 1859 reverses, all of which show some extension of horizontal shield line #1 to the left.



1859 Reverse D
No shield line extensions


Reverse D Die States
  1. Perfect die.
No later die states have been observed. All examples of this die marriage that we've examined have exhibited a 10 degree clockwise die rotation.



Photo credits:

Obverse 3 and Reverse D:   1859 PCGS Secure XF45, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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