Small S - Variety 109
Obverse 9: High Level Date
Reverse I: Reverse Rotated Left 50 Degrees, Small S, [mm Lt,H]
Obverse 9 Reverse I
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Reverse I exhibits a Small S mintmark that is position left and high. The reverse die is rotated left by 50 degrees. There is considerable weakness in the denomination. On Obverse 9, there is a small defect within the area between the flag and upper loop of the 5 digit.
This is a rare rotated reverse die variety within the With Legend design group. Discovered by Dr. Michael Fey in mid 2004. During August 2005, a high grade example surfaced in the collection of James Smith. James was kind enough to provide the dime for photographs and also pointed out the defect within the 5 digit.
Plate Coin: Courtesy of James Smith Collection, AU50
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