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, two 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.
Stack’s 3/2006:4244 - Eugene H. Gardner Collection - Heritage 6/2014:30253, $6,462.50
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