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Rare Gem Proof 1843 Dime
Ex: Pittman, Richmond Collections

1843 10C PR65 NGC. Ex: Pittman, from his 1843 proof set. When we offered the amazing Kaufman Collection coin, we presented a roster of nine different specimens known to us, and we abbreviate that roster here:

1. PR66 Cameo NGC.
Kaufman Collection (Heritage, 7/2008), lot 1807.
2. PR66 NGC. John Jay Pittman Collection (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 595.
3. PR65 NGC. Superior (1/2004), lot 214.
4. PR65 NGC. Pittman Collection (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 832. The present specimen.
5. PR64 NGC.
Superior (6/2002), lot 4159.
6. PR63. Norweb Collection (Bowers and Merena, 10/1987), lot 469.
7. PR62 PCGS. Bowers and Merena (9/1989), lot 185.
8. Proof. Amon Carter Collection (Stack's, 1/1984), lot 630.
9. Proof. Smithsonian Institution.

This example from the Pittman 1843 proof set is tied for third finest of the nine known examples. It has deep steel and lilac toning over fully mirrored fields, with few marks of any sort on either side.
Ex: John Jay Pittman (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 832; Richmond Collection (David Lawrence, 3/2005), lot 1238.
From The Bay State Collection, Part Two. (NGC ID# 23BX, PCGS# 4730)

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