1860-O OC-7

Die Pair 3 - E
Date Grid JL of C / 5-2.5 / VS down
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R2
1, 0 Vertical VSH, VSL
Reverse Die States (a?), b



Comments:
   This is the second and final use of Obverse 3 and the first of two uses of Reverse E.


Obverse 3

The photo below shows the Obverse 3 attribution grid.



1860-O Obverse 3 attribution grid


Although Obervse 3 displays no notable markers the date position is sufficient for attribution. The date is farther right than any other for the year, and is the only date for the year with a 0 that's slightly low in the field.

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


Reverse E

Reverse E displays no notable die markers except for its mintmark position.



1860-O Reverse E mintmark


Reverse E Die States
  1. Perfect die.
  2. A very fine die crack extends from the rim to the tip of the center leaf, then into the right side of the left wing.
No later die states have been observed. The die crack that defines state b may not be visible on coins grading less than XF. OC-7 has been found only with reverse die state b. OC-7 may exist with reverse die state a, but we have not yet confirmed an example.



Photo credits:

Obverse 3:   1860-O PCGS AU50, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.
Reverse E:   1860-O PCGS AU53, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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