Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection
1859

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1859
Full Grade: PCGS MS 66
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection   Score: 3238
The Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes   Score: 3238
Gerry Fortin Collection 1837 - 1860   Score: 3238
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1859 Philadelphia

Mintage: 430,000
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

A fairly common date in circulated grades contrasted with a relatively low mintage of under 500,000 pieces. Seven obverse dies have been identified for the 1859 Philadelphia date including the popular variety with a misplaced 9 digit in the lower gown. This variety was discovery by Gerry Fortin in 1991 and had been overlooked by Kam Ahwash. Within Ahwash's "Encyclopedia of United States - Liberty Seated Dimes 1837 - 1891", the 1859 misplaced date variety is clearly visible.

Plate Coin: Fortin 107, Boldly Struck Example With Light Golden Peripheral Toning.

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