1811/09 Dimes

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  1. Eduard

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    Another scarce date Capped Bust Dime, 65180 were produced.
    According to the authors of the Bust Dime I.D Guide, an unused 1809 dime was used to strike this issue. The digits 11 were punched over 09 in the date, and this resulted in the 1811/09 overdate. The reverse is exactly the same as used in 1809.

    What I like about this date are the prominent breaks which develop in the reverse die. These are clearly evident on two of the examples in my collection. Again, according to the authors of the I.D guide, the reverse die broke very quickly so that examples w/o reverse breaks are very rare. I believe the example on the lower left shows no (or only very faint) breaks.

    Late die state examples show a deep clash on the obverse field and bulging above the cap, and often appear damaged. This description from the Guide seems to fit the example at the top. I would appreciate your comments here.

    Approximately 250-350 examples of the 1811/09 dime are estimated to exist.

    Three 1811-09 dimes - OBV - GP - FINAL !!.jpg

    Three 1811-09 dimes - REV - GP - FINAL ! - 1.jpg
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  3. Mountain Man

    Mountain Man Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the post. Capped Bust dimes are not forefront in my collection, but I love the design and didn't know about the 1809 die being used, so thanks. You have some nice examples.
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  4. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I like the Bust Halves better. Very nice writeup and coins. Thank you.
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  5. NSP

    NSP Well-Known Member

    I love the heavy die breaks on the reverse of these coins. I hope to get one someday, because it is a great example of how the mint pushed their dies to the breaking point (literally).
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