J85 - Cabinet Coin Restrike
1838 Name Removed, Starless Reverse, Plain Edge, Alignment III, Silver
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.
Less than a dozen known in two die states. Obverse is later than latest J84 restrikes and J88, with the wrist crack seen on State B clearly showing that J85 was the last use of the 1838 obverse.
J85 State B Wrist Crack
Obverse: Liberty and fields grainy from light rust. Polish lines across lower half of die stronger and running at a slight angle from lower left to upper right, small rust lumps in front of face, and scattered rust patches in fields.
Reverse: Essentially the same as J65 State B, but with low spot at F now just a faint trace, likely blunted and flaking-off from striking.
Obverse: Polished with rust lumps and patches nearly gone. Small crack on Liberty's left hand just below wrist into drapery tips on right. This is the last use of the 1838 die. The wrist crack likely indicates a sub-surface die flaw and the die probably cracks severely during or just after this use.
Reverse: Same as State A - essentially the same as J65 State B, but with low spot at F now just a faint trace, likely blunted and flaking-off from striking..