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||10C 1838 Fortin 101a
||PCGS MS 65
Small Stars on obverse intended for half-dimes, late die state obverse with heavy die crack on left side , doubled die reverse - Early die state Small Star dimes are always found with a die crack through Stars 1 - 6. During the later die states, the die cracks on the Small Stars obverse continue to magnify and progress through the rock and across all digits of the date. The denticles under the date show considerable die erosion. On Reverse A, a significant die crack is evident from the S in STATES, down through OF and across the tops of (AME)RICA. Reverse A is strongly doubled on (O)NE and (D)IME and throughout the wreath.
Plate Coin; Late die state but sharply struck, lustrous and choice