100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #13 1839-O Fortin 106a





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1839 O
Full Grade: PCGS MS 64
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Owner Comments:

1839 New Orleans

Mintage: 1,323,000
Obverse Dies: 5 Known

A total of five different obverse dies and six reverse dies have been identified for 1839 New Orleans coinage.

I have found the plate coin obverse and reverse die pair to be the most available example of all 1839-O dimes seen to date. Star 1 on Obverse 3 was punched below the crease in the rock and can be used as the primary diagnostic point. Early die state examples of Obverse 3 are typically seen with either a rim cud at 5:00 or the combination of rim cuds at 1:00 through 4:00 and at 5:00 The Large O mintmark of Reverse D is positioned sharply right and high.

Plate Coin: Fortin 105, Ahwash 4, Large O, Early Die State, Lustrous Silver Example, Super Strike

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