For the 1858 penny there are five die varieties consisting of five obverse dies paired with two reverse dies.  The differences can be noted in the date and in the fraction.


1858
Penny
Obverse
Reverse






The spacing is measured between the eight and the five.


Striations are visible on some of the coins.


Obverse Dies:  The Date


The one has been repunched



Large spacing between the 8 and the 5



Small spacing between the 8 and the 5


Reverse Dies:  1/13

The fraction

The repunched fraction