J108 - Cabinet Coin Restrike
1839 Name Removed, Starry Reverse, Plain Edge, Alignment III, Silver
As with all restrikes, J108 was struck with Starry Reverse B ("The Cracked Reverse").
Struck circa April 1869. Linderman’s term as Director is terminated in April of 1869. Auction records and emission sequence of the Cabinet Coin Restrikes strongly indicate that the copper and mule Cabinet Coins were struck just prior to Linderman leaving office.
Three known, all the same state:
Obverse: About the same as J105 and J107 (i.e., same as middle state J104 restrikes. Polishing eliminates rust at hand and forearm, and reduces other defects. Scattered light rust pits still seen in the fields).
Reverse: ITED, STATES O, and LLAR cracks much strong than J88 Small lump between feet A in STATES and a small pit under the right lower serif of E in STATES. Die scratch in U from just below inner curve of right upper serif down towards inner left lower curve. Die possibly lightly polished with the scattered lines in fields.