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    Fantastic MS67 ★ 1834 Dime, JR-1

    1834 10C Large 4 MS67 ★ NGC. JR-1, R.1. The authors of the early dime reference comment on this die marriage: "Obverse strike generally strong and even. Reverse strike strong except for poorly formed denticles over UNITED STATES OF. Three proofs have been reported; none have been seen by authors."
    Since that time, a few proof 1834 JR-1 dimes have been certified by NGC and PCGS, including the fabled King of Siam specimen. The current offering has the appearance of a proof coin and when compared to other certified proofs of the same variety, the differences are nearly indistinguishable. It is likely, however, than the mirrored fields on this piece were not reflective enough to earn a proof designation. Freshly lapped dies will produce prooflike coins for the first 50 or so strikes, although that amount is debatable and would vary based on certain mechanical factors. Regardless, this piece was clearly from recently serviced dies and, even if by sheer happenstance, received a fiercely powerful strike.
    The result is razor-sharp definition of the stars, date, and legends. As previously noted, the delicate fields are semiprooflike and free of distractions. Subtle amber and rose coloration evenly grace both sides, while an eye appealing ring of azure iridescence clings to the peripheries. A Superb Gem for the finest of cabinets.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 237E, PCGS# 4526)

    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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