ST 1859 Kc - Obv. 1E (F:D: type - Ac) The C in VICTORIA now has an upper serif at the top
and is probably 1 size font larger as per ST 1857 C1; C3 & ST 1858 Bc.
The G in D: G: and in REGINA now have a long centre cross-bar.
There are several die cracks.
1. From edge - diagonally through R of REGINA (1 o'clock).
2. From edge - through A of REGINA into the field for 3 mm but also at base
of the A the die crack travels upwards thought the base of GIN - as well !
3. From edge upwards through the tip of Victoria's truncated bust 3 mm
4. From edge - horizontally just above the 2nd I of VICTORIA for 3 mm
towards Victoria's nose.
The centre of Victoria's head is scuffed and worn.
Rev. A3 The ribbon tie on the left side has been repaired due to the extensive
wear as seen with either rev. A1 or A2 but it is impossible to repair the incuse
part on a coin that had worn away - as on the die that part would be - raised !
The only option of repair to that die is to cut a new incuse groove in that area.
The result on the struck coin is that the left side ribbon is now raised !
The missing part of the left hand stem has been ignored and not repaired.
There is now a small gap between the right ribbon and the centre knot where
the stem should extend. A tiny bit still remains to the left of the knot but does
not continue past the raised left ribbon.
This is the only date (1859) on a silver 3d that has both the left and right
side ribbons are now over the stems.
For pictures and details of these ribbon variations see 1859 Reverse varieties.
There is a very weak strike to the 'ball' end tip of the 3.
Date: The four numerals are all of a similar 'medium' side.
Grade: Obv. VF (due to scuffing) Rev. VF+ (possibly EF?)