Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection
1846

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1846
Full Grade: PCGS AU 58
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Gerry Fortin Collection 1837 - 1860   Score: 7052
The Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes   Score: 7052
Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection   Score: 7052
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1846 Philadelphia

Mintage: 31,300
Obverse Dies: 2 Known

Only one obverse die (Obverse 1) was used for business strikes while a second obverse is seen on proof coinage. On business strikes, the 6 digit in the date has a defect between the upper loop's ball and the upper section of the lower loop. The space between the crossbar of the 4 digit and the bottom feet is partially filled. Liberty's fingers, on the right hand grasping the pole, are poorly defined. The die area between the toe and adjacent denticle appears to be defective. Die chips are found around all stars with Stars 3, 4, 5, 6 and 13 exhibiting the boldest die chips. The date on business strikes is level while on proofs (Obverse 2), the date slopes downward. Ahwash indicates that Reverse A has repunching in the legend with die cracks from the rim to the tops of (A)ME(R)I(CA). A close inspection of the plate coin revealed the presence of die lines from the tops of (A)ME(R)ICA to the rim.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Condition Census Example, Proof Like Surfaces and Well Struck, A Choice Example of the Elusive 1846 Date In High Grade

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