Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1844
Full Grade: PCGS AU 58
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: The Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes   Score: 3216
Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection   Score: 3216
Gerry Fortin Collection 1837 - 1860   Score: 3216
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Mintage: 72,500
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

A historically scarce date but rare during the past 15 years is a result of excessive hoarding. The recent dispersion of the CA hoard has increased availability in grades up through EF45. 1844 dimes are scarce in grades of AU or better with few Mint State examples known. This date, nicknamed the "Little Orphan Annie" dime, has been a favorite target of hoarders throughout its existence.

A single die pair was employed for business strikes while a second die pair was used for proof coinage. On the business strike obverse, die lines are seen on both the lower left and right sides of the reverse. The most significant are located between the rim and UNITED on the left side of the reverse die with additional die lines between rim and the letters ERIC in AMERICA.

Plate Coin: Fortin 102, Even light gray toning over original and problem free surfaces; residual luster is evident throughout. Though graded AU58, this dime is in the condition census for the date.

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