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CD 154 - Type II, Mold L9

Color: Green Sage
Base Type: NDP:r


Features: Lettering is reasonably strong but uneven, with rounded edges. On some pieces, lettering is worn and shallow. On front, the C and G are larger than other letters; there is no L logo. On reverse, IN is larger than MADE; O of NO. is larger; the second 4 is larger. Mold number is very weak on most pieces.

Additional Information: There is a second CD 154 Lynchburg mold with this number (CD 154, Type III Mold L9), a rare occurrence among Lynchburgs. It is uncertain whether CD 154 III, L9 is a reworking of this mold to repair deterioration of the mold surface, a modification of another mold, or a new mold. In any case, CD 154, Type III Mold L9 is a slightly different shape and seems to have replaced this mold, and so carries the same mold number.

CD 154 IICD 154 III
Comparison of CD154 Mold 9, Type II (left) and Type III (right)

Mold Number Location: on reverse above and between NO. and 44.

Lettering Images:

CD 154 II mold number-CD 154 III mold number
Comparison of mold numbers and lettering on CD 154 Type II, Mold L9 (left) and Type III, Mold L9 (right).

tool marks
Series of horizontal machining tool marks on the lower 20mm of the skirt of Type III, L9. This could be evidence of reworking an original mold, or simply machining marks from making a new mold.