100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
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||10C 1842 O Fortin 103
||PCGS AU 50
Shattered Reverse Die of 1841, major diagnostics are a very weak reverse legend and die crack through STAT(ES) - 1842-O Reverse C is the left over Reverse D from 1841. 1842-O Reverse C has degraded further with numerous die cracks and considerable weakness in the legend. This reverse could have been polished or lapped considering the reduction in wreath and legend details when compared to the bolder reverse strikes on 1841-O Medium O examples. Many circulated examples are seen with the legend being barely visible outside of the wreath leaves. The position of the die crack through STAT(ES) is the primary diagnostic for this variety.
Plate Coin; Even light gold/brown toning throughout obverse and reverse. Shattered die artifacts are well illustrated on this plate coin.