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    1896-S Barber Dime, MS65
    Conditionally Rare Semikey Issue

    1896-S 10C MS65 PCGS. CAC. The design definition on this Gem S-mint Barber dime is razor-sharp, and the eye appeal is every bit as strong. The obverse shows slate-gray centers with golden-russet edge toning, while the reverse exhibits mixed lilac, gold, and blue-green patina.

    Population Data (9/15): This is one of 15 in MS65 at PCGS (one in MS65+) with 27 pieces finer. NGC reports 14 coins in MS65 and 15 submissions finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The 1896-S (575,056 coins struck) boasts a lower mintage than its New Orleans Mint counterpart yet tends to take a back seat to the more famous 1896-O, which David Lawrence describes as a "magical date." In reality, this issue is only marginally more available overall, and top-notch Gems may prove equally challenging to locate.

    Provenance: Albert W. Savage Collection (Stack's, 10/1997), lot 486.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23E2, PCGS# 4811)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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