Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by Oklahomacoinguy, Mar 2, 2021.
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What is more interesting is the double punched “TY” in “LIBERTY.”
It certainly caught my attention.
Oklahomacoinguy you got a really nice coin. good luck with your set(s)
From the obverse die stage, it appears to be O.116/T-20 die stage 2, almost DS-3.
However, the obverse working die was used once again on the final die marriage of 1806, O-117/T-30. The die was lapped heavily in an effort to get one more usage. The effect of this lapping was grinding away some of the detail - compare the curls next to S1 and 1 in the date. Also, the re-punched T has been lapped away! In very late stages of O.117/T-30 it is called the "half head" because most of the ribbon and curls have been ground off. The image below is from a O.117/T-30 that I bought from a Heritage auction in 2019:
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