[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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MINTAGE: Estimated at approximately 30,000
VARIETIES: None known.
SCARCITY: The Small Stars variety is scarce, but more available than its estimated mintage would suggest.
Rarity Rating: G-VG R2+, F-VF R3, XF-AU R4, MS R5. Overall: R2-.
Total MS PCGS/NGC/ANACS = 35 (Ranking tied for 64/1 16).
COMMENTS: Always with a die crack through the first six stars (at the left). On most examples this die crack also extends down through the rock and the digits 1, 8, and 3 of the date. All were struck from a doubled die reverse. Prominent die doubling will show at the O in ONE, D in DIME, the lower leaves at left, and the bow knot