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    1863 "Postage Currency Act" Pattern Dime, Gem Proof

    1863 Ten Cents, Judd-326a, Pollock-394, R.7, PR 65 NGC. An experimental dime pattern, struck to facilitate the redemption of small denomination postal currency notes. The obverse features a shield in the center with crossed arrows behind, a wreath drooping from above, and at the margins are EXCHANGED FOR U.S. NOTES. The reverse is simply inscribed 10 CENTS 1863 in the center with the marginal legend POSTAGE CURRENCY ACT JULY 1862. Struck in billon (75% copper, 25% silver) with a plain edge. Deeply toned overall, variegated brown, sea-green, and blue iridescent colors adorn each side.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60326)

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    March, 1999
    11th-12th Thursday-Friday
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