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    The Finest Known 1820 JR-13 Dime, Ex: Lovejoy

    1820 MS 64 PCGS. While the JR-13 variety is one of the more easily located varieties of this year in lesser grades, this coin appears to be the finest example known. At the time of the writing of the JR reference, the finest coin known was an MS 60 from an old Stack's sale. In 1990 at the time of the sale of Allen Lovejoy's Collection, this piece surfaced and was sold as the representative piece from Allen's definitive collection of dimes. To the best of our knowledge this piece remains today as the finest known example of the variety. The fields are bright and prooflike with faint evidence of die striations in the fields that created this glimmering effect. Die bulging is noted on the right and left side of both the obverse and reverse. Reasonably well struck throughout with a bit of localized softness on the uppermost hair curls and a couple of the peripheral stars.
    Ex: San Diego Sale (Mid-American, 9/85), lot 215; Allen Lovejoy Collection (Stack's, 10/90), lot 50. (NGC ID# 236X, PCGS# 4492)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    August, 1996
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