Striations are visible on types 3S and 4S.

There are five 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





The spacings are measured between the digits.


Obverse Dies:  The Date


Small spacing between the 8 and the 7.


Large spacing between the 8 and the 7.
Digits have been repunched.


Small spacing between the 8 and the 7.
Striations are visible.


Large spacing between the 7 and the 1.
Striations are visible.


Large spacing between the 7 and the 1.
Striations are visible.
Obverse Dies:  The Date


Small spacing between the 8 and the 7.


Large spacing between the 8 and the 7.
Digits have been repunched.


Small spacing between the 8 and the 7.
Striations are visible.


Large spacing between the 7 and the 1.
Striations are visible.


Obverse Dies:  The Date


Large spacing between the 7 and the 1.
Striations are visible.


Reverse Dies:  The THIRTEENTH


Normal E


Repunched E.




Striations are visible on types 3S and 4S.




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