Obverse Dies: 8 Known
A total of eight different obverse dies have been identified for 1841 Philadelphia coinage.
The plate coin is an Obverse 3, repunched 184 example which is paired with a second reverse die that is rotated 18 degrees right. Reverse D is perfect during this early die state. I have found rust free reverse die examples to be difficult to locate. Most later die state examples exhibit progressive levels of damage as Reverse D is rusting. The ME in DIME and the UN in UNITED are the prime areas of inspection for determining the level of damage to Reverse D.
Plate Coin: Fortin 104, Repunched 184, Wonderful Rose, Green, Blue and Golden Toning
Franklin Dean Collection - Superior 1/2006:345, $12,650
Legend Rare Coin Auctions 2/2015:74, $5,170