[The following excerpt is published courtesy of DLRC Press and its author, Brian Greer. This information was originally published in 1992 in The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes]
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VARIETIES: No. 101 – Repunched mintmark. The repunching shows clearly below the final punch. Roughly twice as common as the normal mintmark variety
No. 102 – Normal mintmark.
SCARCITY: Scarce in fine or better, but higher circulated examples are usually available at larger shows due to their high price.
Rarity Rating: G-VG R2, F-VF R3+, XF-AU R4+, MS R6. Overall: R1+.
Total MS PCGS/NGC/ANACS = 9 (Ranking tied for 31/116).
COMMENTS: Softly struck at the head and central obverse. The reverse rim is often weak and may not be complete on even VG specimens. The RPM (No. 101) often shows obverse rim cuds at 2:00, 4:00 and sometimes at 8:00 and 9:00. This date is difficult to find with pleasing surfaces. A small hoard of mint state examples is rumored to exist and would impact the rarity rating in mint state if it turns up.