Obverse 3: Short Flag 1, High Date, Slight Upward Slope, Broken (S)TATES
Reverse C: Perfect Die
Obverse 3 Reverse C
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Short Flag 1 Variety 103 is the easiest of the three business strike Short Flag 1 obverse dies to locate. Obverse 3 is diagnosed via the DR 1B2 date position. The plate coin is the finest business strike example of a Short Flag 1 dime that has been located and acquired. Note the full head and the completeness of the obverse strike. Typically, business strike Short Flag 1 dimes are seen with weak strikes and flat heads.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU58
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