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    The Finest Certified 1833 Dime, MS68
    JR-5 Die Pair

    1833 10C Last 3 High MS68 NGC. JR-5, R.1. The date is important in numismatics as the first year of coinage production at the newly constructed second Mint building located at the corner of Chestnut and Juniper Streets in Philadelphia. Just a few years earlier, at least by 1828, Mint Director Samuel Moore and other Mint officers realized that the first Mint facility was already too small to meet the coinage demands of an ever expanding country. As a result, plans were made for a new building, and the cornerstone was placed on July 4, 1829. At the new facility, ten 1833 dime varieties were produced from four obverse and six reverse dies. Some of the reverse dies were carried over from the old mint to be used with new obverse dies, and perhaps it is no surprise that some 1832-dated obverse dies were also brought to the new Mint where they continued in use.
    This Superb Gem is the only 1833 dime that has been graded MS68 by NGC or PCGS (3/09). The date is a rarity better than Gem quality, with just 10 pieces that NGC and PCGS have graded better than MS65. Prior to the current sale, we have only offered two 1833 dimes in MS67 and just five others in MS66. The opportunity to bid and purchase an amazing MS68 example of the date should not be missed.
    The strike of this example is sold bold that it is equal to many early proof dimes that we have seen, although the frosty, lustrous surfaces clearly indicate that it is a business strike. The obverse has considerable champagne toning, with generous portions of pale violet, blue, green, and gold. The reverse is mostly lighter champagne with traces of peripheral gold and blue. An amazing coin that is destined for a first-class collection.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 237D, PCGS# 4523)

    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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