Reverse Die q

Primary Characteristics

Reverse die q appears only once and can be recognized by a doubling of the legend, motto, and wreath.  It is paired with an obverse die 1, but a somewhat unique variation.

 

This is one of those dies that is identified more easily by recognizing the obverse die and then checking the reverse for features that match.  Even though the obverse die is a normal die 1, it has a unique die scratch that runs parallel to the front of the eye and is easily recognizable.

 

(You can see the coins in our collection by clicking on the VAM link below.)

 

VAMs Featuring Die q

44 - Doubled Reverse Legend and Wreaths

Die Crack Characteristics

Reverse Die q has only one pairing and that is with Obverse Die 1.  This combination produces VAM 44 - Doubled Reverse Legend & Wreaths, Vertical Die Scratch in Front of Eye.  We have only four examples ranging from AU 58 to MS63, so a narrow range to examine.

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15618071       Mint State 63

 

None of the examples in our inventory show any signs of die cracks or breaks.