Variety 117

 Obverse 10: High Date, Slight Downward Slope, Closed 9

Reverse N: Medium S, [mm C,H,TR4]


Obverse 10                                                Reverse N


Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)                    Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)


Comments: Obverse 10 is paired with a second reverse die. Reverse N exhibits a Medium S mintmark that is positioned high with the ribbon ends and has a fairly strong right tilt of 4 degrees.


The immediate above plate coin was first identified by Stacks auction house as a new variety while preparing the 70th Anniversary Sale: The Lemus Collection of United States Dimes, 1796-1916.

Plate Coin: Gerry Fortin Rare Coins, AU58 (above top), G. Fortin Collection, AU58 (immediate above)

1891s Varieties 101, 101a, 102, 103, 104, 105, 105a, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119

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