100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #45 1857-O Fortin 101





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: 10C 1857 O Fortin 101
Full Grade: PCGS AU 55
Owner: Gerry Fortin

Set Details

Custom Sets: 100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Competitive Sets: This coin is not competing in any sets.

Owner Comments:

Doubled Date and Stars, the cause is suggested to be strike doubling by Fortin - This variety required considerable research to formulate an opinion on the source of the date doubling. Ahwash indicates "The entire date has been doubled struck to the right and very slightly up". Greer presents "Faint repunching shows directly to the left of each final digit". Obverse 1, as presented, exhibits doubling on both the date and the stars. Stars 11 through 13 are strongly doubled north. There are no signs of obverse doubling on Liberty. After finding examples of Obverse 1 that DO NOT show date doubling (Variety 101a), I conclude that the doubling seen on this variety is strike doubling. Reverse A appears to be in a later die state with significant amount of die cracking. At this time, I have been unable to locate an example of this reverse die in an earlier die state. The mintmark position measurements also include tilt to help facilitate comparisons with other 1857 reverse dies.

Plate Coin; Greer plate coin

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