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For the 1911 penny there are five die varieties consisting of two obverse dies paired with four reverse dies. 


1911 Penny
Obverse Reverse
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  • Obverse 1:
    • There is a die crack in the S of GEORGIVS.
    • There is not a die crack in the S of GEORGIVS.
  • Reverse A:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.44 mm. 
    • The spacing between the one and the one in the date is 1.16 mm. 
    • The spacing between the last one in the date and the letter N is 0.74 mm. 
  • Reverse B:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.53 mm. 
    • The spacing between the one and the one in the date is 1.01 mm. 
    • The spacing between the last one in the date and the letter N is 1.08 mm. 
  • Reverse C:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.58 mm. 
    • The spacing between the one and the one in the date is 1.04 mm. 
    • The spacing between the last one in the date and the letter N is 1.13 mm. 
  • Reverse D:
    • The spacing between the one and the nine in the date is 0.85 mm. 
    • The spacing between the one and the one in the date is 1.18 mm. 
    • The spacing between the last one in the date and the letter N is 0.79 mm. 
For more close up images of this coin,
see under the microscope page.
The first spacing is measured between the one and the nine.
The next spacings are measured between the digits and the letter N.


Obverse Dies:  The Die Crack
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With Die Crack
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   Without Die Crack   
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Reverse Dies:  The 19 in the Date
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Small Spacing
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Nominal Spacing
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Large Spacing
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   Very Large Spacing   
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Reverse Dies:  The 11 in the Date
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   Small Spacing between the 11 and the letters   
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Small Spacing between the digits
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Digits are lower with respect to the letters
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Large Spacing
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