CD 162 - Type I, Mold G10
* crown sags slightly toward the back
Features: Front lettering is weak, slightly uneven, with rounded edges. There are areas of roughness beneath LYNCHBURG where the mold was resurfaced to remove GAYNER. On reverse, lettering is strong and even with rounded edges; it is unchanged from the Gayner mold. This mold was retooled to correct the style number (CD 162 I, Mold G10.1), and then reworked twice to enlarge the wire groove (CD 162 II, Mold G10 and III, Mold G10).
Additional Information: This is the only mold of CD 162 that retains all of the reverse lettering from the Gayner mold, including the full Gayner style number, NO. 36-190. Evidently very few of these were made before the mold was corrected, since this is a rare piece (only two are known). This mold was later reworked to widen the wire groove and strengthen the front lettering (CD 162 II, Mold G10), then reworked again to further widen the wire groove (CD 162 III, Mold G10).
Mold Number Location: On reverse centered below NO.
Comparison of CD 162 Mold 10. Original Gayner version is on left. Lynchburg's first run of CD 162 I, Mold 10 is center
and the later corrected version, CD 162 I, Mold 10.1 on right. (The photos were taken from slightly different angles)