Variety 106

 Obverse 6: Misplaced 5 In Base, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope

Reverse F: Die Cracks In Lower Right Wreath, Weak D(IM)E



Obverse 6                                                Reverse F


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: The misplaced lower loop and ball of a 5 digit are visible in the lower base directly above the 5 digit. Obverse die is clashed on plate coin.

Reverse F has die crack in bottom edge of oak leaf in lower right wreath. Note the missing upper right bar of D(I)ME and the upper left bar of DI(M)E as another potential diagnostic point.

This is a challenging variety to locate as careful attention is necessary to isolate the misplaced ball and loop of the 5 digit from the background shapes in the base. Dimes grading EF or better are the best candidates for cherry picking. No examples to my knowledge have been reported since being published by Greer on dealer price lists or at major auction. As a matter of fact, there are only two examples seen by the author other than the Greer macro image plate coin (above) purchased from Brian Greer, June 1995. The first is the Eric P Newman/Col. Green specimen graded NGC MS66 CAC which was auctioned at the Heritage November 2013 sale. The second example was located during July 2015 by the author and grades PCGS MS66 CAC.

Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS66 CAC (top above), Greer Plate Coin, EF45 (above)

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