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    1876-CC Dime, Uncirculated Details
    Newly Discovered Fortin Variety

    1876-CC 10C -- Artificial Toning -- NGC Details. Unc. Fortin-Unlisted. This Uncirculated CC coin displays ice-blue, violet, and orange patina on the obverse with lavender and golden-tan elements on the reverse. NGC notes that the toning is of questionable origin, but that fails to diminish the appeal of this sharply defined, lustrous example.

    Variety: This new die marriage show's Fortin's Obverse 22 paired with Reverse Q. Obverse 22 is the only obverse die that appears to be an exact match for date placement, and there are no diagnostic markers indicating the obverse is from a different die. Reverse Q is an exact match by both mintmark placement and the presence of faint die lines in the field just to the right of the right-hand ribbon loop.

    Heritage Commentary: With a large mintage totaling more than 8.2 million coins, it is unsurprising that so many die pairs have been identified to date. The search for new varieties is ongoing, however, and Fortin notes on his website: "Research of this date and mintmark needs to continue as I do expect additional die pairings to be located by knowledgeable dealers and collectors."

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
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