Discovery 12/16/2014 by Brian Raines
1J III21* C3a (Buffed Reverse) (181) I-3 R-6
Reverse C3a - Buffed die with shadow outline of eagle, around legend letters and both wreath leaves. Raised dot pitting around edges of eagle, legend and motto letters and both wreath leaves. not much die wear lines at periphery.
1- Pretty SEVERELY BUFFED reverse on 1888o. Unlisted buffed reverse with shadow outline around letters, wreath and left side of eagle, similar to 1891o VAM 19. Also has die chips around edges. Maybe mint workers polished die excessively in attempt to remove die rust pitting on it. no significant die dblng, breaks or gouges. Normal date and mm position.
LVA Plate Photos
2 copyrighted© discovery coin images below on loan to VAMworld courtesy of oldcollectorcoins from a coin of Brian Raines