New Variety Discovery for U.S. Centennial Independence Hall with Trees So-Called Dollar HK-27
While it's commonly known there are "Star" and "No Star" varieties of HK-27 to HK-29, the U.S. Centennial Independence Hall with Trees and Small Liberty Bell So-Called Dollar, a new finding is that there is a 5-pointed star variety along with the more common 6-pointed star variety.
I just noticed this and confirmed it with Jeff Shevlin. I wish it was done in time for his So-Called Dollars Volume 1 book, but it just means it's worth looking for more varieties has Volume 2 gets written.
The 5-pointed star variety seems to be much more rare than the 6-pointed star variety. Please check your So-Called Dollars and report what you have
This is documented in Private Mint News, with the key information below:
Five-Pointed Star Variety Diagnostics
- five-pointed star
- bell crack traverses rings on bell shoulder
- comma between "LEVITICUS" and "XXV"
- foot of "F" in THEREOF is between "U" and "S" in "LEVITICUS"
- bell clapper between "C" and "U" in "LEVITICUS
Six-Pointed Star Variety Diagnostics
- six-pointed star
- bell crack does not traverse rings on bell shoulder
- no comma between "LEVITICUS" and "XXV"
- foot of "F" in THEREOF is after "S" in "LEVITICUS"
- bell clapper over "U" in "LEVITICUS
Of note, the photos for the 6-pointed star variety are from the Virgil Brand specimen.