CC In Wreath
Obverse 6.2: Late Die State, Medium Level Date
Reverse D.2: Small CC, [mm Rt,L], Die Cracks, Soft Die Scratches At 10:00
Collar: 113 Reeds
Obverse 6.2 Reverse D.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: During this late die state, Obverse 6 is paired with a second reverse die. Obverse 6 shows heavy erosion of the denticles across all rim denticles. Reverse D features a CC mintmark that is positioned low and far right. The distance or spacing between the two C's is considerable, but not as large as that of Reverse H commonly known as the "Wide CC Mintmark" variety. There are several soft die scratches in the upper left wreath at approximately 10:00. Reverse D is in an interim die state and exhibits radial die cracks throughout the wreath and bow areas.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Obverse 6
This is the third die pairing for Obverse 6. Previously Obverse 6 had seen considerable usage while striking dimes with IW Reverse C. During its earliest die state, Obverse 6 was paired with BW Reverse B.
Previous/Subsequent Die Pairings - In Wreath Reverse D
After being paired with terminal die state In Wreath Obverse 7, Reverse D is paired with In Wreath Obverse 6. Based on observations, the Obverse 6 and Reverse D die pairing struck a substantial amount of Carson City coinage. During the production of that coinage, Reverse D develops multiple die cracks. No other die pairings for Reverse D are currently known.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS AU58 CAC - Ex. Stacks 2008 Lemus Sale (Raw MS62)
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