I picked up a second example of this variety the other day. My first one has some porosity; this one’s a solid VF without any issues. This variety is paired with two obverse dies. One obverse die has MPDs, which I don’t see on this coin.
The “star in shield” is still prominent in this grade. Fortunately, the highpoint on the shield, which wears down first, is on the right. It’s unknown what caused these marks. It would be easiest to damage the die with a sharp tool before it was hardened. If this happened while the press was running, wouldn’t there be some progression of damage to the die? I do notice that my coin does not have the die crack across the top of the shield.
No MPDs that I can see in the denticles:
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