This is the first of two uses of Obverse 11 and the only use of Reverse E.
The photo below shows the Obverse 11 attribution grid. Obverse 11 exhibits a very notable misplaced date,
with 187 visible in the denticles. The misplaced digits are indicated by the arrows in the photo. We’ve
included this variety as one of our Top-30. Obverse 11 is shared with
OC-12, so either die marriage fills this hole in a Top-30 variety set.
1871 Obverse 11 attribution grid
and misplaced date
Obverse 11 Die States
No later die states have been observed. In addition to being a Top-30 variety
(this obverse die characteristic is shared by OC-12) this is one of the two rarest 1871 business strike die
marriages. Only 4 examples are known to the authors.
- Perfect die.
Reverse E features few markers. One is the LACK of the die dot right of the of the upper serif of the
G in GOD that identifies Reverse D. Other minor markers: A lump right of the E in WE; a circular mark
on the upper left side of the shaft of the first T in TRUST; a lump between the upper parts of US;
a tiny line connecting the left-most talon to the lower stem; another tiny line between the left
two talons. These are shown in the following photos.
1871 Reverse E die markers in motto
1871 Reverse E line from talon to stem
Reverse E Die States
No later states have been observed, but we've examined only one example of this reverse, so more will probably be discovered.
- Perfect die.