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    Singular MS68 1834 Large 4 Dime, JR-1

    1834 10C Large 4 MS68 NGC. JR-1, R.1. The date on the obverse, low in the field below the bust, has a large 4 in the date with an unbroken crossbar that goes to the right as far as the outermost edge of the foot of the same digit. The obverse's signature die crack at stars 1 through 5 has not thickened through the lower ones, indicating an earlier state. The reverse supplies its own diagnostic, with the shaft of the uppermost arrow strengthened, what is referred to as a "double shaft" in Early United States Dimes. Said reference also notes this issue's commonality across most grades: "Specimens of this common variety can easily be found in VF-20 or better grades. At least eight specimens exist in uncirculated condition."
    This issue is still a rarity in any Mint State grade, much less Superb Gem, making this beautiful Bust dime a tiny treasure worth savoring. The luster is as vibrant as it ever was, with considerable flashiness noted on the reverse; also evident on each side is rich patina, blue and green at the margins with mixed elements of rose and gold visible at the centers. Decisively detailed devices, both central and peripheral, are sharp, with only the denticles above UNITED STATES OF indistinct, results of the die, not the strike. Neither the devices nor the smooth fields show any but the most trivial of faults, even under significant magnification. For the collector who seeks nothing but the best, a singular and immensely desirable trophy. This is the only MS68 example of any variety for the year certified by either NGC or PCGS (3/09).
    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


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