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    1837 Dime, JR-3, MS66
    Fantastic Color, Eye Appeal, and Pedigree
    None Finer

    1837 10C JR-3, R.2, MS66 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Newman-Simpson. This last-year Bust dime is a splendid Premium Gem, with superior eye appeal and an impeccable pedigree -- a coin that will definitely turn heads, appealing to type collectors and toning enthusiasts alike. The reverse is mostly silver and gold with light tinges of mint-green, while the obverse shows a fantastic, multihued patina of rich colors, from silver centers to pale pinkish-purple to splashes of mint, russet, and deep royal blue. Star 8 is distant from the cap and there is a Block 8 in the date, paired with a reverse that displays narrow rim breaks over D STA and the F in OF drifting low. This must have been an early strike from the JR-3 obverse die, because it lacks the oft-seen die crack running vertically through the upright of 7 in the date. Sharply struck throughout, this amazing 1837 Capped Bust dime is tied for finest certified regardless of variety, with many claims to finest of all. PCGS Population (all 1837 varieties combined): 4 in 66, 0 finer (6/20).
    Ex: "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $2.00; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society; Simpson Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 237H, Variety PCGS# 38893, Base PCGS# 4529)

    Weight: 2.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2020
    17th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 20
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