100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #17 1841 Fortin 103
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||DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
||NGC MS 63
Repunched 184 Digits, repunching below the base of the 184 digits in the date and a reverse die crack through (S)TATES - 1841 Obverse 3 is easily identified by sharp repunching of the 184 digits. Bold die scratches between the rim and Stars 12 and 13 are secondary diagnostic points for this obverse. Obverse 3 (repunched 184) is 4 to 5 times more available than Obverse 4 (repunched 841). However, only two example of Obverse 3 paired with Reverse C has been seen to date. Obverse 3 is typically seen paired with a progressively rusting die that I have chosen to list as Reverse D. Use the die crack from the rim through the first S in STATES to wreath to identify Variety 103. The obverse die lines between rim and Stars 12 and 13 subside with die wear. 1841 dimes with bold die lines between Stars 12 and 13 and the rim should be checked for pairing with Reverse C, with its die crack at (S)TATES.