Obverse Dies: 12 Known
1852 dimes are easier to locate than the tougher 1851 date. Twelve obverse and fourteen reverse dies have been cataloged at Fortin''''s variety web-book at www.seateddimevarieties.com.
Plate Coin: Fortin 116, Repunched 52 Obverse Paired With Unlisted Reverse Die, Still Under Study, Incredible Toning and Strike For MS64 Graded Seated Dime
The 1852 Dime is a relatively common date from the era prior to the 1853 weight change. It is also one of the easiest to find in Mint State. The most frequently-seen Uncirculated grade is MS63 and the dropoff on either side of that grade is almost completely symmetrical. On the high end, the very best examples are a trio of PCGS MS67s, one of which is illustrated above.
The strike qualities of this date are generally strong, though sometimes several of the stars and denticles may be weak.
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