100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
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||10C 1856 O Fortin 105
||PCGS MS 62
Repunched 56 Digits Down, date repunching is very visible between the base and tops of 56 digits - The final date punch on Obverse 3 has been repunched in a clockwise downward direction over the previous date punch. Significant traces of the previous date digits are visible below the 1 digit and above and within the 56 digits. Die chips are visible around Stars 3 through 6. Obverse 3 is slightly rusted and generally found weakly struck. Reverse A, while in the same late die state as Variety 104a, is paired with Obverse 3 to produce additional coinage. Greer indicates that this variety is difficult to locate in grades above VF. Within the Seated Dimes series, this variety ranks as one of the boldest repunched dates available to collectors.
Plate Coin; This dime is the finest known example to me for the repunched 56 digits down variety.