100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #10 1839 Fortin 105b
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||10C 1839 Fortin 105b
Pie Shaped Shattered Obverse, three spectacular die cracks meeting in the center of the obverse die - An earlier die crack that originated from the rim below 18 digits, now fully bisects Obverse 2 and exits to the upper rim at Star 7. Another major die crack starts at the rim by Star 13 and proceeds horizontally towards the center of the obverse, intersecting the vertical crack at the upper right point of the shield. Ahwash indicates that his plate coin showed repunching of the 1, 3 and 9 digits in the date. Reverse E remains perfect based on the residual details from this low grade coin, and die alignment is normal.
Plate Coin; One of 6-7 known examples with most being in G-VG grade. I consider this variety to be one of the four key dimes in the Top 100 Seated Dime Variety set. It is excessively rare with the finest known example being the Ahwash and Greer plate coin.