1865 OC-P2
Original Proof
Doubled Die Obverse and Reverse - Top-30 Variety

Die Pair P1 - 1865 PA
Date Grid C / 5-1.0 / VS up
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R3
1, 5 Vertical C, VSH
Reverse Die States a



Comments:
   This is the second and final use of Obverse P1 and the only use of Reverse 1865 PA in the 1865. Reverse 1865 PA was later used to strike proof restrikes of 1851 and 1852.


Obverse P1

Obverse P1 features minor die doubling thatís most visible on the lower hem of Miss Libertyís gown. This makes this die rather easy to identify. The following photo shows the attribution grid with the arrows pointing to the doubling on the gown hem.



1865 Obverse P1 Attribution Grid


Obverse P1 Die States
  1. Perfect Die.
No later die states have been observed.


Reverse 1865 PA

Reverse 1865 PA also exhibits very minor die doubling, visible as a widening of the top of the letters UNI. This is shown in the following photo.



Reverse 1865 PA Die Doubling


Reverse 1865 PA Die States
  1. Perfect Die.
No later die states have been observed.



Photo credits:

Obverse P1 and Reverse 1865 PA:   1865 PCGS PR55 CAC, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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