Obverse 1.2 : Polished Die, High Level Date
Reverse A.3a : Reverse Rotated Left 25 Degrees, Large Thick O, [mm Rt,H]
Obverse 1.2 Reverse A.3a
Comments: During August 2009, Bill Mackrides, a noted collector and dealer in Seated coinage, contacted the author concerning the appearance of an 1845-O Large Thick O (formerly Huge O) with a rotated reverse die. The reverse rotation was measured at approximately 25 degrees. Upon verification of the author's F-102 plate coin and another Large Thick O example graded PCGS EF40, it was confirmed that the Large Thick O variety is typically seen with normal die alignment. Further investigation with Jason Feldman, a specialist for rotated reverses in the Liberty Seated dime series, revealed that Jason published commentary in the March 2008 E-Gobrecht issue concerning the appearance of two 1845-O dimes with rotated reverses. At that time, he commented that the reverse rotation seen was typically 15 degrees for examples with the thick date and mintmark.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, Net G6
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