OC-P1
Doubled Die Reverse - Top-30 Variety

Die Pair P1 - 1872 PA
Date Grid RE / 5-2.5 / Level
Obverse Die States a
Estimated Rarity R3
1, 3 Vertical C, VSL
Reverse Die States a



Comments:
   This is the only use of Obverse P1 and the only use of Reverse 1872 PA in 1873.
Reverse 1872 PA is transitional, used previously to strike all 1872 proofs.


Obverse P1

The photo below shows the Obverse P1 attribution grid.



1873 Obverse P1 Attribution Grid


Obverse P1 exhibits numerous lumps on Miss Liberty’s neck and breast, shown below.



1873 Obverse P1 Lumps on Neck and Breast



Obverse P1 Die States
  1. Perfect Die.
No later die states have been observed.


Reverse 1872 PA

Reverse 1872 PA is a strongly doubled die, shown in the following photo.



Reverse 1872 PA Die Doubling in Motto


Reverse 1872 PA also displays strong die lines under the eagle around the talons and lower branch. These are shown in the following photo.



Reverse 1872 PA Die Lines


Reverse 1872 PA Die States
  1. Perfect Die.
No later die states have been observed.



Photo credits:

Obverse P1 and Reverse 1872 PA:   1873 PCGS PR61, from the Osburn-Cushing reference collection.


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