Obverse 1: Irregular and Oversized Date Digits
Reverse A: Crude Device Elements
Obverse 1 Reverse A
Silvered Example from Greer Collection
Example from Lathrop Collection
Silvered Example from Majtyka Collection
Comments: A crude example from poorly engraved dies with weight of 2.1 grams as compared to 2.7 grams for standard 90% silver coinage.
By far the most common counterfeit seated dime. Usually in a copper or brass type metal but one white metal coin seen (1861 C-102). A few have been seen nicely silvered. Brian Greer reports seeing one example, now untraced, from a different reverse paired with this obverse.
Plate Coins: G. Fortin Collection, VG-F Grade, B. Greer Collection, AU Grade, R. Lathrop Collection, EF Grade and C. Majtyka Collection, AU Grade