J65 - Cabinet Coin Restrike

1836 Name On Base, Starless Reverse, Plain Edge, Alignment III, Silver

J65 State B photo

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.

Four to five known in two die states:

State A - Low spot right foot of F State B - Indistinct low spot right foot of F

State A – Reed Hawn specimen. Likely struck the same time as J63 State B.
Obverse: Unknown, photo is not clear enough to die state.
Reverse: Unknown except for irregular, ragged-looking low spot at right foot of F seen in photo.

State B - Struck after low spot starts to fade on the previously struck J87.
Obverse: Rust patch in field left of face, light graininess to rest of die. Essentially same state as J62 and the late J60 restrikes.

Reverse: ITED and MERI cracks stronger as on J85 (the next Starless reverse piece in the emission sequence). Low spot very blunted by striking and perhaps reduced by polishing, now shows as an indistinct rough area with a few indents, which correspond to the heaviest “nicks” seen in the low spot on J107 (low spot starts on J63, but J107 shows the heaviest indentations or "nicks" at the base of the spot, probably from accumulating metal flakes and other "striking dirt"). D spur a bit weaker as on the previously struck J87. Indistinct elongated lump over SO.