Variety 104

 Obverse 4: Repunched 52, High Level Date, Open 5

Reverse D: Weak Legend, Die Crack Rim to (A)MERICA


Obverse 4                                                Reverse D


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                 Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)



Comments:  Obverse 4, with a repunched 52, is initially paired with a reverse die exhibiting a weak legend.

Reverse D can be identified by a die crack from rim to (A)MERICA along with a weak legend. Most 1852 dimes come with bold reverse strikes and strong legends; this reverse is atypical and could have been lapped.

To date, I have only seen one example of this die pairing.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, EF40

1852 Varieties 101, 102, 102a, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 105b, 106, 107, 108, 108a, 109, 110, 110a, 110b, 111, 112, 112a, 112b, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117

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