Obverse Dies: 1 Known
A modified Hughes effigy of Liberty occurred in late 1840 and is presently known as the With Drapery and Stars design group. This new portrait presents Liberty with an upright shield and broader body covered by flowing drapery. Additional fabric was added beneath Liberty's exposed right arm. The addition of the bulla to weigh down the drapery presents an important sighting point for variety attribution. Reverse modifications, though subtle, include larger denomination letters and open buds in the wreath.
Plate Coin: Fortin-101, Single Die Pair, Nice Luster Over Essentially Untoned Surfaces, A Duplicate to an NGC62 1840 WD Dime, Rare This Nice and in Grades of AU or Better
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