100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
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||DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY
||NGC MS 65
Obverse Dies: 7 Known
A fairly common date in circulated grades contrasted with a relatively low mintage of under 500,000 pieces. Seven obverse dies have been identified for the 1859 Philadelphia date including the popular variety with a misplaced 9 digit in the lower gown. This variety was discovery by Gerry Fortin in 1991 and had been overlooked by Kam Ahwash. Within Ahwash's "Encyclopedia of United States - Liberty Seated Dimes 1837 - 1891", the 1859 misplaced date variety is clearly visible.
Plate Coin: Fortin 103, Extra 9 Digit In Gown, Strictly Original Example With Light Golden Gray Highlights. A PQ Coin for the Assigned Grade.