100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
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||10C 1854 O Fortin 103
||PCGS MS 62
Cracked Obverse Die/Oblique Mintmark, cracked obverse die is paired with oblique Large O mintmark reverse die - A second 1854-O obverse that is cracked, but not as severely as Obverse 2. Moving clockwise from Star 1, die crack starts at Star 1 up through Star 7 and into Liberty's head. Another crack exits from Star 8 down through the top of flag and Stars 9 to 13. There is a severe set of die cracks between the left arrow stem and the 1 digit. Reverse C exhibits a Large O mintmark that has been obliquely punched into the die. The reverse die exhibits a die crack starting at the rim and moving diagonally through (OF). There is a diagonal die line behind DI(M)E. This die line starts low and moves upward. The paired shattered obverse die and oblique mintmark reverse is very scarce and difficult to locate though not in demand like Variety 102.
Plate Coin; Pale gold toning augments bold underlying mint frost. Ex. Lemus Collection