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    Rare, High Grade 1809 Dime

    1809 AU 50 Artificial Toning. JR-1, R.4, the only variety of the year. Even though the 1809 was the first year of a new type, very little hoarding occurred and today it is quite unusual to find a high grade (AU or MS) example of this date. As with most all surviving 1809 dimes, this piece shows occasional weakness around the denticles. The figure of Liberty is well defined, but the eagle on the reverse is quite soft in places. Rich purple-gray toning covers the surfaces. (NGC ID# 236U, PCGS# 4486)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 1997
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
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