Obverse 5: Lapped Die, Medium Date, Downward Slope, Weak Stars 1-3, Repunched Star 9
Reverse B.2: Lapped Die, Small O
Obverse 5 Reverse B.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Variety 107 results from a rare die pairing of the Huge O obverse with a Small O reverse. Both Obverse 5 and Reverse B.2 appear to have been lapped together as each die exhibits considerable loss of depth in their devices.
Obverse 5 is weak at Stars 1 to 3, the left base and the date. Reverse B.2 exhibits an nearly complete loss of AMERICA in the legend. Few examples of this variety have been seen over many years of researching the seated dime series, therefore a designation of R6 in grades of VF or better is fully warranted.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS VF35
Back to Date and Mintmark Table