Gerry Fortin One Per Date Seated Dime Collection
1871

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1871 CC
Full Grade: PCGS XF 45
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: 6947
The Gerry Fortin Collection of Liberty Seated Dimes   Score: 6947
Gerry Fortin Collection 1860 - 1891   Score: 6947
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1871 Carson City

Mintage: 20,100
Obverse Dies: 1 Known

All Carson City dimes from 1871 through 1874 are found with wider reeding than coinage from the Philadelphia or San Francisco mints. Additionally, only one reverse die was used to strike the Carson City mintage for those four years. Both of these characteristics can be used as a diagnostic to verify genuine Carson City dimes from 1871 through 1874. Carson City dimes are typically found with surface porosity as many have been recovered from the ground. Larry Briggs also notes in his Comprehensive Encyclopedia of United States Liberty Seated Quarters that "The Carson City mint was known to shortcut their annealing process and instead of using 90% silver, 10% copper mixture, used pure Comstock silver."
Without copper in the alloy to harden the silver, Carson City dimes would be highly susceptible to environmental factors.

Plate Coin: Fortin 101, PCGS EF45, Gunmetal Gray Toning, Problem Free Surfaces For An 1871 Carson City Dime

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