Obverse Dies: 7 Known
Obverse 4 is one of 7 different 1840 New Orleans obverse dies. This obverse comes fairly well struck but is already showing signs of die erosion around the stars. Use the repunching on Stars 9 through 11 to identify this obverse die. The reverse is also well struck with a nicely centered Small O mintmark. To date, 5 Small O reverse dies have been identified. This reverse die has begun to show die erosion. Die cracks from the rim to ERIC in AMERICA are evident.
Plate Coin: Fortin-103, Ex. Lovejoy, Small O of 1839, Even Light Gold Toning, Very Rare Mintmark Variety
Joseph C. Thomas Collection - Heritage 4/2009:2251 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30247, $38,187.50
Stack's 10/2005:571 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30246, $28,200