The 1867 Dime is a rare date with a small mintage of only 6,000 pieces. However, a sufficient number of Mint State examples were set aside to satisfy most collector demand at the top end. A few dozen Mint State examples are known, most of which grade MS64. A few, colorful, top-grade examples exist, including a pair of PCGS MS67s. This date comes with a good to a strong strike. Luster ranges from hard and chrome-like to frosty, with some examples showing a hybrid finish with die polishing lines interrupting a lustrous field.
Jerry Fortin has identified two die combinations for the circulation strikes, neither of which share an obverse or a reverse. His first variety (Fortin 101) is much rarer than his Fortin-102, and suggest a 50% premium for the former. For Proofs, Fortin identified a single die pair.
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