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Lot
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1879 10C Morgan Ten Cents, Judd-1587, Pollock-1780, High R.6-Improperly Cleaned-NCS. Proof....

2009 January Orlando, FL FUN Auction #1121

 
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Auction Ended On: Jan 7, 2009
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Orange County Convention Center
North/South Building
9400 Universal Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Description:
Popular 1879 Morgan Dime
Judd-1587, Proof
1879 10C Morgan Ten Cents, Judd-1587, Pollock-1780, High R.6-Improperly Cleaned-NCS. Proof.
Design.
Morgan's Liberty Head serves the obverse with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around and the date below. The reverse has an agricultural wreath around a circle of dots that contains the motto E PLURIBUS UNUM, 13 stars, and ONE DIME. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

Commentary.
The Morgan dime is the smallest of four denominations that feature George Morgan's famous obverse, made popular by the series of silver dollars that are named for him. An estimated 13 to 16 survivors exist of this pattern variety in copper.

Physical Description.
Both sides are mostly bright orange from cleaning, now with a few splashes of dark brown toning.

Provenance.
Ex: Abner Kreisberg; Bowers and Merena (11/1988), lot 5408.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (PCGS# 81964)

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