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There are six die varieties for this coin consisting of five obverse dies paired with two reverse dies. The differences can be noted in the date and the THIRTEENTH on the reverse. Two varieties have striations.


1871 Penny
Obverse Reverse
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  • Obverse 1:
    • The spacing between the eight and the seven is 0.87 mm.  The spacing between the seven and the one is 0.75 mm.
    • The eight and last one have been repunched.
  • Obverse 2:
    • The spacing between the eight and the seven is 0.92 mm.  The spacing between the seven and the one is 0.90 mm.
    • The eight and last one have been repunched.
  • Obverse 3S:
    • The spacing between the eight and the seven is 0.85 mm.  The spacing between the seven and the one is 0.79 mm.
    • Striations are visible.
  • Obverse 4S:
    • The spacing between the eight and the seven is 0.89 mm.  The spacing between the seven and the one is 1.11 mm.
    • Striations are visible.
    • The seven and one are not in alignment.
  • Obverse 5:
    • The spacing between the eight and the seven is 0.90 mm.  The spacing between the seven and the one is 1.11 mm.
    • The seven and one are in nice alignment.
  • Reverse A:
    • There are various letters repunched in STATES.
    • There are various letters repunched in JERSEY.
  • Reverse B:
    • There are various letters repunched in STATES.
    • There are various letters repunched in JERSEY.
For more close up images of this coin,
see under the microscope page.

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Obverse Dies:  The Date
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Small spacing between the 8 and the 7.
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 Large spacing between the 8 and the 7. 
Digits have been repunched.
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Small spacing between the 8 and the 7.
Striations are visible.
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Large spacing between the 7 and the 1.
Striations are visible.
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Large spacing between the 7 and the 1.
Striations are visible.
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Obverse Dies:  STATES
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Repunched Letters
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 Repunched Letters 
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Obverse Dies:  JERSEY
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Repunched Letters
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 Repunched Letters 
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