100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #20 1841-O Fortin 101
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||10C 1841-O Fortin 101
Transitional Small O Closed Bud Reverse from 1840 is paired with the same 1841 obverse die as #19 - Reverse B, with a Small O mintmark, is the second residual Closed Bud reverse die from 1840 used to create an 1841 transitional variety. The last known Reverse B die state was previously documented within the description of the 1840-O Variety 107 listing. When Reverse B is paired with Obverse 1 of 1841, die erosion is pronounced and visible behind (UNIT)ED and AME(RICA). Well circulated examples of this variety can be found with Reverse B showing excessive wear in the center of the reverse due to a die bulge. The 1841-O Small O Closed Bud variety is considered to be an extremely rare transitional variety with nearly all known examples grading Good through Fine.
Both the 1841-O Large and Small O transitional Closed Bud dimes are key coins in the Top 100 Seated Dime Variety set.
Plate Coin; One of the finest known examples of Transitional Small O. PCGS has certified the coin but refused to grade on initial attempt.