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    1830/29 Capped Bust Dime, MS65
    JR-5, FS-301, Lustrous Original Surfaces

    1830/29 10C JR-5, FS-301, R.2, MS65 PCGS. Medium 10 C. Although the underdigits are faint, this Gem dime is an example of the 1830/29 overdate JR-5 variety. Only two varieties for the 1830 dimes share an unused obverse die from 1829 -- paired with different reverses. The ME in AMERICA is level and separated on JR-5, and the scroll begins at the left side of D and ends at the center of M. On the similar JR-4 overdate, the scroll starts and ends further to the right. The final diagnostic is the second T in STATES, which rides high above the tops of A and E on JR-4, but is level on JR-5.

    The overdate on the 1830/29 varieties is always obscure at best, and the feature is confirmed by the 0 in the date fully under the curl. JR-5 is a later state of the obverse, which makes the overdate even more difficult to discern. Slight repunching is visible on both the lower outside loops of 8 and 3, and a faint trace of the underdigit 9 peeks out above 0. Surface doubling from the initial 1829 punch is visible on the date. The overdate aside, any 1830 Capped Bust dime is rare and highly sought in Gem condition. Few coins are finer than this original and attractively toned example, with reddish-gold and lilac-gray toning enhanced by blue and lemon-yellow accents. The strike is a bit flat at the centers, as always seen on the JR-5 die pair. Bright mint luster glows beneath the toning, while the few minor marks are hidden beneath the natural patina. (NGC ID# 4FA7, Variety PCGS# 38848, Base PCGS# 4519)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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