1861/0 Overdate FS-301 Half Dime Discussion
This eBay auction (not mine) has some pretty good pics of the date as an MS64. Although not perfectly focused, they sparked me to start thinking about this variety more.
I have not done a great amount of studying this variety but I do remember reading about debate if this was actually a "1" over a "0". After looking at the pics I'm wondering if it's a tripled "1".
Looks like the top of the 1 punched south, then the bottom of the 1 serif punched north. Appears to have doubling on the 8 and 6 to the west. eBay:
The MS66+ featured in CoinFacts is very clear and shows what might be a 1/1 punched north on the first digit.
I'm going to have to break out the books now. I want to find out how the designation arrived at a 1 over a 0. Through what I still consider to be my novice eyes, I see a 1/1/1.