100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #21 1842 Fortin 103a





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
Item Description: 10C 1842
Full Grade: PCGS MS 63
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Set Details

Custom Sets: 100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

1842 Philadelphia

Mintage: 1,887,500
Obverse Dies: 7 Known

Seven different obverse dies have been identified for 1842 Philadelphia coinage, including the proof die. Segragating 1842 obverse dies is difficult due to minor differences in date position placement.

The 1842 plate coin variety (Ahwash 3) is always seen with a bold rim cud from Star 3 to Star 5. The date digits are heavily punched with the 84 digits touching. A faint die crack joins Stars 7 and 8 with Liberty's head. The reverse die features an abundance of die lines between the right rim and wreath. A large series of parallel die lines originate from the right rim into the letters ERICA of AMERICA. Another significant die line passes through the first S of STATES.

Plate Coin: Fortin 103a, Ahwash 3, Rim Cud at 10:00, Even White and Lustrous Example

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