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    Extremely Rare JR-10 1827 Dime
    Prooflike Gem, Absent From Reiver

    1827 10C MS65 Prooflike NGC. JR-10, Low R.7. Perhaps more properly described as PR65. This is apparently a proof-only variety with approximately a dozen examples currently known, ranging in grade from Good to PR67. Mike Sherrill wrote an in-depth article about this variety, published in Issue 41 of the John Reich Journal. The record price was $85,000 paid for the PR67 Lovejoy coin in 1990. This was one of only a small number of individual die varieties excluded from our 2006 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 incompletely 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 sharp 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 nonproof 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.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 2375, PCGS# 4504)

    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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