Obverse Dies: 1 Known
A single die pair was employed for 1843 New Orleans coinage. A very scarce date to obtain in problem free VF or better grade with well struck and original 1843-O examples in EF or better proving to be rare. The 1843-O is a key date in AU or better and is extremely rare in Mint State grade.
The reverse die will show progressive die cracks at the 2nd T in STATES and the M in AMERICA to rim. Die rust is evident within the central portion of the wreath leaves and around the bow knot. 1843-O dimes have a Medium O mintmark which is positioned left and high.
Plate Coin: Fortin 101, Strictly Original Surfaces, Gun Metal Toning, Condition Rarity and Grade For 1843 New Orleans Dime
Lemus Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:579 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30249, $141,000
Heritage 6/2010:525, $14,950
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