1872 OC-10
Misplaced Digit in Denticles - Top-30 Variety

Die Pair 8 - D
Date Grid L QTR / 5-3.0 / Level
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R4
1, 2 Vertical H, H
Reverse Die States a

   This is the last of three uses of Obverse 8 and the first of two uses of Reverse D.

Obverse 8

The photo below shows the Obverse 8 attribution grid. The misplaced digit, likely the top of a 7, but possibly a 2 or 8, is visible deep in the denticles beneath the right side of the prominent 7. We’ve made this variety one of our Top-30. Since this obverse is shared by OC-10, OC-11, and OC-12, any of the three die marriages will fill this Top-30 slot.

1872 Obverse 8 attribution grid
and misplaced digit

Obverse 8 Die States
  1. Perfect die.
No later die states have been observed.

Reverse D

Reverse D displays few die markers, but one large lump just right of the lower serif of the E in WE should allow easy identification for any example grading VF or better. This is indicated by the arrow in the following photo.

Reverse D lump in motto

Reverse D Die States
  1. Perfect die.
We've seen no later die states for either OC-10 die, but this is a somewhat scarce die marriage, so later states may be out there.

Photo credits:

Obverse 8 and Reverse D:   1872 ANACS MS details, cleaned, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.

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