J88 - Cabinet Coin Restrike

1838 Name Removed, Starry Reverse, Plain Edge, Alignment III, Silver

As with all restrikes, J88 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:

State A

Obverse: Lightly rusted with 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. Same as early J85 prior to crack on left wrist.

Reverse: Strong cracks at NITED STATES O and OLLAR. 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 Small crack from wing up to field between 3rd and 4th lower stars, crack from right foot of A in DOLLAR to dentil below stronger than J62, indistinct elongated lump over SO.