1843 10C RPD FS-301, F-102 AU55 Certification #12942573, PCGS #145488

Owner's Comments

All four date digits of the 1843 Repunched Date variety are strongly repunched downward. The reverse is perfect on this PCGS registry coin (the Brian Greer plate coin) but will soon exhibit die cracks as incremental coinage is produced.

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Expert Comments

Ron Guth

The 1843 Repunched Date Dime (aka FS-301 and Fortin-102) is a rather obvious variety (Fivaz and Stanton call this "a vivid repunched date") since each of the digits in the date shows strong repunching.  The first date was punched into the die too high, then the engraver corrected the error by centering the date in a more proper position.  It does not appear that any attempt was made to efface the original date by grinding down the die.

This is a scarce variety, but it does not carry much of a premium over the common varieties of the 1843 Dime.  The best example we've seen is a PCGS MS63.

17.90 millimeters
Robert Ball Hughes/Christian Gobrecht
2.67 grams
Metal Content
90% Silver, 10% Copper
The United States of America
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