Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1837 SEATED
Full Grade: PCGS MS 65
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: 4403
Gerry Fortin Collection 1837 - 1860   Score: 4403
Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection   Score: 4403
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1837 Philadelphia

Mintage: 682,500 (Both date sizes)
Obverse Dies: 3 Known

The No Stars obverse shows the Christian Gobrecht rendering of the Thomas Sully design, while the reverse has a wreath with ONE DIME, thin long leaves with long stemmed closed berries and the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. All design elements except the date were hubbed into the master die, a technological breakthrough for the time period. First coinage of this group was 30 brilliant proofs struck on June 30, 1837 at the direction of Mint Director, Robert Patterson.

Plate Coin: Fortin 104, Ahwash 2, Small Date, Heavily Clashed Reverse, Original Rose/Blue Toning On Pristine Surfaces. There are two different Small Date obverse dies with one having a heavier punched date than the other. Fortin 104 is the "lighter" Small Date punch. The "heavier" Small Date obverse is sometimes attributed as a Large Date by the grading services so inspection of 1837 Large Date dimes in grading service holders is recommended.

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