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||DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY, STARS OBVERSE
||10C 1849 O
||NGC MS 64
F-102. Small O. Obverse-1 with the noticeable die chips around stars 12 and13 (as well as 3 and 6). Reverse-B with the most significant feature being a die crack from the rim along the left inside of the first A in AMERICA and on through the berry stem to the leaf. No sign of a die crack anywhere around the C in AMERICA, but there is another one from the denticles above the E in STATES to the final E. There is also a die scratch in the upper triangle of the final A in AMERICA. No coin has been graded higher than MS-64 by either NGC or PCGS. This is undoubtedly due to the somewhat flat strike which seems to be universally common to all coins of this date. The current coin is an attractive piece with smooth fields and even gray toning. There are a few stray lines across Liberty's lower lap. Bought from a Heritage auction, October 2001, lot 5949.