1882 MPD-003

1882 MPD-003

Attributed to: William Walter, J. Ricks & Vic Bosarth

Cross-references
S6
FND-005

Design: Type 1 Hub
Composition: Bronze
Strike Type: Circulation

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Variety Summary

This variety first showed up in the Longacre’s Ledger, but no one really took notice of it because the discovery piece was in low grade. This is an incredible, eye-popping variety. How could they?!

The strongly misplaced digits in Liberty’s pearls is what makes this variety so appealing to collectors. MPDs that occur in the portrait tend to command attention and a higher premium than most other types of varieties. Always take a good look at Liberty’s portrait; it’s a wonder a misplaced digit hasn’t been found in her headdress.

Additional Notes

Obverse

Misplaced Date
The bottoms of several 1's are seen in Liberty's pearls. The bottom of the first 1 is through the 4th pearl. The base of the second 1 is seen through the 2nd and 3rd pearls. The base of a third one is seen protruding from the left of the second pearl. The base of what appears to be an 8 is seen between the neck and the ribbon.

Reverse

Heavy die scratch from the shield to the rim at 1:00.
Heavy die scratch from the wreath to the rim at 2:00.

More Info

Finders:

1882 FND-005

Poliquin:

1882 P N/A

Snow:

1882 S6

Breen:

Breen N/A

Marvin and Margolis:

MM N/A