Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection
1840

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY, STARS OBVERSE
Item Description: 10C 1840 DRAPERY
Full Grade: NGC MS 63
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Owner Comments:

1840 Philadelphia With Drapery

Mintage: 377,500
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

A modified Hughes effigy of Liberty occurred in late 1840 and is presently known as the With Drapery and Stars design group. This new portrait presents Liberty with an upright shield and broader body covered by flowing drapery. Additional fabric was added beneath Liberty's exposed right arm. The addition of the bulla to weigh down the drapery presents an important sighting point for variety attribution. Reverse modifications, though subtle, include larger denomination letters and open buds in the wreath.

Plate Coin: 1840 With Drapery Variety, Very Rare in Mint State, Toned an Even Rose, Gray and Light Brown. Well Struck

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