1807 10C Planchet Clip MS66 PCGS. CAC....
Clipped Flan 1807 JR-1 Dime, MS661807 10C Planchet Clip MS66 PCGS. CAC. JR-1, R.2. An amazing Clipped Planchet Draped Bust dime with frosty silver luster, ivory surfaces, and remarkable iridescent toning. The flan clip is at about 2 o'clock, outside of stars 9 and 10. The central and right obverse and reverse are nicely defined, but the uneven pressure from the incomplete planchet has allowed for weakness at the left side of the obverse and reverse.
Die State. A late die state with heavy clash marks and die bulges on the obverse.
Condition Census. As we noted earlier, it is fruitless to develop a Census listing of 1807 dimes, due to the high population of nice Mint State pieces. However, we feel confident that this piece is one of the best in existence.
Appearances. We are unaware of any previous plates.
Obverse Die. The 1 is nearly touches the lowest curl and the 7 is distant from the bust. LIB and ER are close, BE and RTY are further apart. Stars 1, 8, and 13 are close to the devices, and star 7 is far from the L.
State a. Perfect. State b. Heavy clash marks near the date and adjacent to the face and throat.
Reverse Die. All E's are missing their upper left serif. D is equally close to the third and fourth feathers. ITED are each slightly higher than their adjacent letter to the left. E and D lean slightly right. First S is slightly low and A is slightly high. The upright of E is over the space between clouds 4 and 5. First A close to the third and fourth feathers. Final A touches the claw. AME and RI are close while ER and ICA are widely spaced. Leaves join I under the right foot and C at the center. Five berries with one stemless, two having short stems, and two having long stems. Only one arrow point extends past the right side of U with the outer arrow point below center of that letter. Thirteen large stars with only star 5 in the top row not touching the clouds. Star 11 is sharply recut with a total of 10 points. Star 12 has a point between the lower and upper beak with another point touching the ribbon. Star 13 is isolated in the field, not touching devices.
State a. Perfect. State b. Peripheral weakness results from obverse die deterioration.
Heritage Commentary. The highest mintage and the highest survival make the 1807 dimes the ideal choice for type collectors. This means that the 1807 date is the most logical choice for type collectors.
Consignor Commentary. This is a superb coin, possibly even a higher grade than MS66, which is almost surely in the Condition Census. At the time I bought it, it was apparently the finest graded by PCGS.
Provenance. Ex: Victor Kramer Collection; Goldberg Coins (5/2006), lot 1692; Stuart Levine.
From The Ed Price Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 236T, PCGS# 4480)
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