Obverse 1: Medium Level Date
Reverse A: Large O, Oblique Punch, [mm Rt,H]
Obverse 1 Reverse A
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Comments: Obverse 1 features the same die punch characteristics as 1849, namely a defect that joins the tail and loop of the 9. Strike weakness for this obverse is the rule. Finding a fully struck Obverse 1 dime with full stars and head detail could entail many years of searching. The Large O on Reverse A is punched at an oblique angle into the die and is positioned right and high.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, PCGS MS64
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