Mintage: 1,423,076 Obverse Dies: 12 Known For a relatively small mintage of 1,423,076 pieces, the 1890-S date presents a host of obverse and reverse dies and die pairings. To date, Twelve obverse dies and fifteen reverse dies have been identified. This research effort was facilitated by a large circulated hoard belonging to Larry Briggs. 1890 San Francisco dimes are fairly available in the lower circulated grades, but becomes very scarce in EF or better. The Small S is scarce overall, being rare in EF-AU and very rare in Mint State. Plate Coin: Fortin 103, Double Die Obverse, Clear Medium S, Even Light Golden Rose Toning over Problem Free Surfaces, A Gem Example Consistent with Registry Set Quality Requirements
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