Type I Reverse - Variety 105a
Obverse 5: Doubled Obverse Die, Medium Level Date, Large Knob 6
Reverse A.2: Rim Cud, Small CC, [mm Lt,L,TR6], Doubled (D)IME, Die Cracks, Greer Reverse C
Obverse 5 Reverse A.2
Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: During a later die state, Reverse A becomes degraded with a bold die crack from the lower left wreath into the left ribbon end and terminating at the rim to the immediate left of the mintmark. At that termination point, a bold rim cud starts and end below the right ribbon end. The above illustration captures the size and length of the rim cud.
The rim cud was identfied on an AU53 specimen submitted in early August 2017 to GFRC on consignment and the first time personally seen as a collector. Immediately upon posting the F-105a webpage, Dr. Tim Cook commented on owning a PCGS MS62 example dating back to 1991 purchase. Let's go with an initial rarity rating of R6. Higher circulated grade Double Die Obverse Variety 105 examples are quite scarce as few seen during several decades of collecting the Liberty Seated dime series.
Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Rare Coins Inventory, AU53
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