Obverse 4: Repunched 52, High Level Date, Open 5
Reverse D: Weak Legend, Die Crack Rim to (A)MERICA
Obverse 4 Reverse D
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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
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