Obverse 1.2: Business Strike, Medium Date, Slight Downward Slope
Reverse A.2: Business Strike, Die Defects on (O)NE D(IM)E
Obverse 1.2 Reverse A.2
Obverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Reverse Diagnostic Point(s)
Comments: Business strikes were struck from the same die pair as used for proofs. Obverse 1 has a delicate legend which easily wears and may be partially missing on dimes grading Good through Fine.
Reverse A has several minor die defects on the letters within the denomination. See above macro photos for detailed illustrations of Reverse A defects. The Reverse A die will again be employed during 1864 for incremental business strikes.
Plate Coin: G. Fortin Collection, NGC MS65
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