Obverse Dies: 1 Each Known With Type I and Type II Reverses
1878 Carson City dimes are found with well struck obverses, including Liberty's head. There are four known reverse dies; one being a Type I, the balance are Type II reverse dies. The three different Type II reverse dies all exhibit weakness in the left wreath due to polishing. The polishing or lapping of these reverse dies is most evident on Variety 104, the shattered reverse die from 1877.
Plate Coin: Fortin 104, Polished Reverse Die, Type II Reverse, Lustrous and Well Struck
William Porter Collection - Stack's/Bowers 6/2013:1188, $9,400
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