Gerry Fortin Collection 1837 - 1860
1840 No Drapery

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1840 NO DRAPERY
Full Grade: NGC MS 66
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: 4396
Gerry Fortin Collection 1837 - 1860   Score: 4396
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Mintage: 981,500
Obverse Dies: 8 Known

Eight different obverse dies are known for 1840 No Drapery coinage, including the Chin Whisker variety. Specialist know that Obverse 7 is atypical from other 1840 No Drapery dies due to weaker device and date details. Was Obverse 7 lapped more aggressively than other working dies before employed for coinage production? Reverse G also shows considerable weakness within the devices and could support the explanation of lapping prior to usage.

Plate Coin: Fortin 107, Obverse 7, Superior Luster with Peripheral Ranges of Rose/Blue Toning, the Reverse Being More Accentuated

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