100 Top Liberty Seated Dime Varieties
Top 100 #16 1840-O Fortin 106





Coin Details

Origin/Country: United States
Item Description: 10C 1840 O Fortin F-106
Full Grade: PCGS XF 40
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:

Medium O Mintmark and a die crack dropping downward through STAT(E)S - Only one reverse die was punched with Medium O mintmark for 1840 New Orleans coinage. This die has reverse rims that are usually weak along with the legend. A significant die crack is typically seen from rim through STAT(E)S down into the denomination. Early die state examples can be located with much searching (no die crack). The obverse shows considerable die wear around stars and date. Weak strikes are common with the shield, head and foot being the weakest areas. Given the scarcity of this variety, developing an explanation of the die states of both the obverse and reverse dies is a most challenging undertaking.

Plate Coin; Greer Plate Coin

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