1860-O OC-8

Die Pair 4 - D
Date Grid JL of C / 5-2.0 / Level
Obverse Die States a, b, c
Estimated Rarity R1
1, 0 Vertical SH, SH
Reverse Die States b



Comments:
   This is the first of two uses of Obverse 4 and the second and final use of Reverse D.


Obverse 4

The photo below shows the Obverse 4 attribution grid.



1860-O Obverse 4 attribution grid


Obverse 4 also features a tine extending from the top of the left end of the scroll, shown in the following photo. This tine appears to be the result of a die crack, but we haven't seen and example of this obverse die without it.



1860-O Obverse 4 tine off top of ribbon end


Obverse 4 Die States
  1. Perfect die.
  2. Numerous light die cracks - Crossing the base of the date; from the ball of the 6 through the top of the 0 into the rock to the sandal; joining the stars on the left.
  3. The die has been polished. The detail is weaker and the date is very weak. The die cracks are still visible.
No later die states have been observed. OC-8 is found with all three obverse die states.


Reverse D

The photo below shows the mintmark position for Reverse D.



1860-O Reverse D mintmark


Reverse D displays no notable markers other than the mintmark position. This mintmark position is highest of any for the year.

Reverse D Die States
  1. Perfect die.
  2. Perfect die, but weakly struck around the NE in ONE, either from a clogged die or from heavy die polishing.
No later die states have been observed. OC-8 is found only with reverse die state b.



Photo credits:

Obverse 4:   1860-O PCGS XF40, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.
Reverse D:   1860-O PCGS AU50, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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