Serial Number Range: 61xxxx-99xxxx
General Notes: The Type 2 and Type 3 dials start at a similar serial number and their ranges almost entirely overlap. One may have started just before the other or not, but I named this Type 2 because I have seen an ever-so-slightly earlier serial range.
Subtypes: This dial iteration can have both underlines and exclamation points. Please see that page for the particulars of those markings.
The most important thing to note is that all Type 2 dials should have an ‘exclamation mark.’ If they don’t, it’s been removed (see the pictures below for several examples with exclamation remnants).
Type 2 vs Type 1:
- Coronet: The coronet of the Type 1 has a characteristically small base and is skinnier than the other chapter-ring coronets, looking a bit more like a child’s drawing. The Type 2’s is larger, wider, and has a longer but flat and symmetric base.
- Font Differences: The Type 2 has a flat and wide top of the A in ‘Master,’ a stretched top and bottom portions of the S in ‘Superlative,’ and a skinnier O in ‘Officially.’
Type 2 vs Type 3:
- Coronet: The hole in base of the Type 3 crown is much taller and more pronounced than the Type 2. The Type 2 coronet retains a curved shape that moves smoothly from the bottom to the sides whereas the Type 3 has a sharp angle.
- Font Differences: The top of the A in ‘Master,’ as previously mentioned, is very wide on the Type 2 dial compared to the Type 3. The bottom half of the dial on the Type 3 also has serifs and the Type 2 does not.
Picture Credit: HQ Milton