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||March 2018 Baltimore U.S. Coins Auction
||[Fortin 101a] [Variety Not Notated on Holder]
||1837 Liberty Seated Dime. No Stars. Fortin-101a. Rarity-2. Large Date. Repunched Date. MS-64 (NGC).
This is a lovely Choice Mint State representative of a perennially popular Liberty Seated design type. Lightly toned in iridescent champagne-pink and reddish-gold, the surfaces exhibit a soft satin texture and a razor sharp strike. It is ideally suited for Mint State type purposes. The Liberty Seated motif would eventually be used on all silver denominations from the half dime through the silver dollar. It made its debut on the dime in 1837 with a delivery of 682,500 circulation strikes from the Philadelphia Mint, as well as a small number of Proofs. The uncluttered design of the No Stars type allows the focus to be on the most significant device (Liberty's portrait). This type was destined to remain in production for just two years, and only at the New Orleans Mint in 1838. With the 1838-O much scarcer in all grades and elusive in Mint State, virtually all type collector pressure on this brief design is on the 1837. This issue is available in circulated grades by Liberty Seated dime standards, But Mint State pieces are scarce in an absolute sense and rare from a market availability standpoint. Here is a significant bidding opportunity for astute collectors.
Provenance: From the A.J. Vanderbilt Collection. Earlier from our (Stack's) sale of the R.T. Davis Collection, February 1968, lot 63. Lot tag included.
PCGS# 4561. NGC ID: 237R.
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