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    Extremely Rare 1827 JR-10 Dime

    1827 10C MS65 Prooflike NGC. JR-10, R.7-. Perhaps more properly described as PR65. This is apparently a proof-only variety with 11 examples currently known, ranging in grade from Good to PR67. An in-depth article about this variety was written by Mike Sherrill and published in issue 41 of the John Reich Journal. The most recent auction record is the Starr-Logan coin, PR62, which sold for $17,250 in November 2002. The record price is $85,000 for the PR67 Lovejoy coin in 1990. This was one of only a small number of individual die varieties not included in our recent offering of the Jules Reiver Collection.
    All known examples, especially those in high enough grade to see the details, have the same general characteristics: the stars on the obverse are partially or completely lacking their central details and the hair curls are not crisply struck. On the reverse, the eagle's claws are somewhat weakly defined, and the vertical shield stripes are merged. All other design elements are bold and crisp. Both sides have fully mirrored fields with crisp transition to the devices. Always seen with a die crack from the left upright of F to the scroll, S in PLURIBUS, the eagle's head and beak, and on to the top of the wing below. Both dies were initially used to produce non-proof 1827 dimes, then mated to produce this proof-only variety. This explains some of the characteristics of this variety that are usually associated with business strikes. This lovely example has gorgeous original rainbow toning on both sides with only a few tiny contact marks visible under magnification. A few faint hairlines can be seen at the lower reverse. The overall aesthetic appeal is exceptionally high.
    The following examples are currently known:
    PR67 NGC. Thomas Cleneay; James Kelly; Harold Bareford; Allen Lovejoy (Stack's, 10/1990), lot 85.
    PR65 NGC. Auction '89, lot 540.
    PR65. The present example, previous pedigree unknown.
    PR63. F.C.C. Boyd; 1946 ANA; Stack's (6/2000), lot 596.
    PR62. J.C. Morgenthau; Floyd Starr (Stack's, 10/1992), lot 354; Russell J. Logan (Bowers and Merena, 11/2002), lot 2072.
    PR55. Norweb Collection; Smithsonian Institution.
    XF. Brian Greer; Larry Briggs; David Davis.
    VF+. Mike Sherrill.
    VF, damaged. Ebay specimen.
    VG. Las Vegas specimen.
    G/AG. S. Kubacki; Brian Greer; Mike Sherrill; Louis Scuderi.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2375, PCGS# 4504)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper

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