1870 OC-7
Doubled Die Obverse

Die Pair 6 - C
Date Grid JR of C / 5-1.0 / Level
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R4-
1, 0 Vertical SH, C
Reverse Die States a

   This is the second and final use of Obverse 6 and the only use of Reverse C.

Obverse 6

The photo below shows attribution grid for Obverse 6.

1870 Obverse 6 attribution grid
and die doubling on skirt hem

This obverse die is slightly doubled, visible on the top of the first two sets of vertical shield lines and on the hem of Miss Libertys gown. The hem line doubling can be seen in the photo above.

The Obverse 6 die is somewhat rusty, with rust pits in the die resulting in numerous light lumps on the coins struck. The most notable of these, on the gown near the pole, is shown in the following photo.

1870 Obverse 6 lump near pole

Obverse 6 Die States
  1. Perfect die.
No later die states have been observed.

Reverse C

Reverse C shows few obvious die markers, but mid- to high-grade examples can be identified by several very light die lines on the scroll, shown in the following photos. Note that the die line through US is very similar to one found on Reverse B. Be careful not to confuse these dies.

1870 Reverse C die lines near TR

1870 Reverse C die line under IN

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

Photo credits:

Obverse 6 and Reverse C:   1870 PCGS MS61, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.

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