1868 OC-5

Die Pair 3 - C
Date Grid L QTR / 4-5.5 / VS down
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R3-
1, 8 Vertical SH, C
Reverse Die States a



Comments:
   This is the second and final use of Obverse 3 and the only use of Reverse C.


Obverse 3

The following photo shows the Obverse 3 attribution grid. This die displays numerous light lines in the denticles below the 6, indicated by the arrows in the photo. At first glance they may appear as MPD’s, but closer examination will reveal that they are just somewhat random die lines.



1868 Obverse 3 attribution grid
and die lines in denticles


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


Reverse C

Reverse C exhibits notable die doubling, most visible on the motto word IN and on the shield border in the same area. This is shown in the following photo.



1868 Reverse C die doubling


This die also exhibits a light die line that passes through the center of the M, shown in the following photo. This line can be difficult to see if the lighting isn't at the right angle.



1868 Reverse C die line through M


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



Photo credits:

Obverse 3:   1868 NGC AU details, reverse scratched, cleaned, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.
Reverse C:   1868 PCGS MS60, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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