1860-O OC-9

Die Pair 4 - C
Date Grid JL of C / 5-2.0 / Level
Obverse Die States c
Estimated Rarity R3
1, 0 Vertical SH, SH
Reverse Die States b



Comments:
   This is the second and final use of Obverse 4 and the second and final use of Reverse C.


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 havenít seen an 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-9 has been found only with obverse die state c.


Reverse C

The photo below shows the mintmark position for Reverse C.



1860-O Reverse 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
  1. Perfect die.
  2. A light radial die crack through the O in ONE extends faintly to the lower berry.
No later die states have been observed. OC-9 is found only with reverse die state b.



Photo credits:

Obverse 4:   1860-O PCGS XF40, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.
Reverse C:   1860-O PCGS MS61, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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