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1891 S dime

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I just recieved an 1891 S dime for my type collection. It is slabbed in by ICG as ms62. (If I decide to keep it, I'll break it out of the slab and house it in my Dansco album)


The mint mark looks "odd" to the naked eye. I was wondering if it could be the double S variety. With a 10X loop, the S looks more like it was squashed and spread out, especially on the middle of the S.


Could this be the doubled variety? Can anyone post a picture of what the real doubled S looks like? Or is this typical for the S to look this way on the 1891 Seated Liberty dime?


I just gave $150 for it. It has nice luster and looks sweet for the grade.


Sorry that I can't offer a scan. Someday I'll remedy that...


Thanks for the feedback!

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It's probably just a filled mintmark from a worn puncheon. That's very common on the later Seated Liberty Dimes. A new puncheon was prepared for the Barber series.

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