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    Superb 1827 Dime--One of the Finest Known

    1827 MS 66 PCGS. Ex: Eliasberg. JR-8, R.4. An absolutely stunning coin. One does not have to look closely to see the exceptional quality represented by this piece or the unusually deep and highly reflective mirrors present in the fields. While PCGS did not encapsulate the coin as a proof (perhaps because of the weak lower curls?), we still have reason to believe it may have been produced as a special striking. Apparently the catalogers at Bowers believed the coin might be a proof also, as evidenced from this description taken from the Eliasberg catalog:
    "Fully mirrored fields with lovely golden rose and vivid blue toning. Very weak among the lower hair curls and the eagle's wing right of the shield, this being standard for the variety.
    "Walter Breen noted that he had seen three Proofs in the 1950s. Finest listed in the dime Census is Proof-67. Second finest is EF-40! In fact, the authors of Early United States Dimes note this variety is seldom seen better than VF-30.
    "...It may well be one of Breen's long-ago Proof recollections."
    Whether a proof or not, this is an outstanding Bust dime and is among the finest known.
    Ex: Eliasberg Collection (B&M, 5/96), lot 1077. (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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