100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
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||10C 1838 Fortin 103b
||PCGS MS 64
Vertically Cracked Reverse, die crack starts at STATE(E) then down through O(N)E and D(I)ME into left bow knot - A vertical die crack completely bisects the reverse from north to south during this late die state. On Obverse 2, the repunching of Stars 8 and 9 is still evident. Minor rim cuds are present on the left side of the obverse. 1838 dimes with this late die state produce a spectacular variety that can be challenging to locate at large coin shows or at auction.
Plate Coin; Lovely gem example with reverse die exhibiting the vertically cracked die variety.