Type I Reverse - Variety 108
Obverse 6: Repunched Date, Rusted Die, Medium Level Date
Reverse G: Bold Doubled Die Reverse, Rusted Die, Small CC, [mm Lt,H,TL3]
Obverse 6 Reverse G
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s) Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Obverse 6 and Reverse G are in early die states where sufficient device element detail is present on rusting dies. Die rust is evident throughout Liberty but especially in the shield and lower gown. The early die state allows date repunching to be seen under the 18 digits and between the 76 digits. There are die cracks from the left base and the foot to rim. Reverse G is already heavily rusted within the wreath elements. The denomination is strongly doubled at ON(E) and DIM(E).
Both dies will continue to erode as additional coinage is struck and examples from the terminal die state can be located with searching. Those examples are popular with collectors due to publicity by Brian Greer in The Complete Guidebook to Liberty Seated Dimes. I believe this earlier die state is rarer than examples struck with the terminal die state dies.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, AU55
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