1867 OC-1
Repunched Date, Large over Small - Top-30 Variety

Die Pair 1 - A
Date Grid B / 4-4.5 / Level
Obverse Die States a, b
Estimated Rarity R2
1, 7 Vertical L, L
Reverse Die States a, b



Comments:
   This is the only use of Obverse 1 and the only use of Reverse A.


Obverse 1

The photo below shows the Obverse 1 attribution grid.



1867 Obverse 1 attribution grid

Obverse 1 exhibits an interesting repunched date. The original date is small, possibly from a quarter punch. The final date is the correct size. This repunching is expanded in the next photo. We’ve identified this interesting variety as one of our Top-30.



1867 Obverse 1 repunched date


Obverse 1 Die States
  1. Perfect die.
  2. Light clashing visible in the field under the arm.
No later die states have been observed.


Reverse A

Reverse A displays two very faint die lines slanting sharply down in the second shield recess. These will be visible on mid- to high-grade examples.



1867 Reverse A die lines


Reverse A Die States
  1. Perfect die.
  2. Light reverse die clashing.
No later die states have been observed.



Photo credits:

Obverse 1 and Reverse A:   1867 ICG MS61, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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