This is the fourth of 5 uses of Obverse 2 and the first of two uses of Reverse C.
The photo below shows the Obverse 2 attribution grid.
1860-O Obverse 2 attribution grid
Obverse 2 exhibits minor repunching on the date, visible above the 8 and 0 and inside the upper loops of the 8 and 6.
Die polish lines extend into the field from the rock above 60, almost horizontal, slanting slightly down to the left.
All these markers were removed by die polishing prior to the use of Obverse 2 to strike OC-5 examples. The marker
that remains after die polishing and is visible on all usages of Obverse 2 is a circular mark on Miss Libertyís gown
below the left breast. This is indicated by the arrow in the following photo. This die line is shallow, but visible
on most coins in AU or better. It may be difficult to see if the coin is heavily bag-marked or has excessive contact
marks. Itís often difficult to see in photos. We've enhanced the die line on the photo below to aid in attribution.
1860-O Obverse 2 circular die line
For simplicity, the date position should be considered as the best feature to attribute this obverse.
It's unique enough to separate it from the other 1860-O obverse dies.
Obverse 2 Die States
No later die states have been observed. OC-5 is found only with obverse die state b.
- Perfect die.
- The die has been polished. All traces of the repunched date and the die lines above 60 have been removed.
The photo below shows the mintmark position for Reverse C.
Reverse 1860-O C mintmark
The Reverse C mintmark position is farthest left of any for the year. Additional markers are notable die lines
in shield recesses 4, 5, and 6. The most visible are those in recesses 5 and 6, noted by the arrows in the photo below.
1860-O Reverse C
die markers in shield recesses
Reverse C Die States
No later die states have been observed. OC-5 is found with both reverse die states.
- Perfect die.
- A light radial die crack through the O in ONE extends faintly to the lower berry.