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    1820 Capped Bust Dime, PR66
    JR-7, Sole Certified Proof

    1820 10C PR66 NGC. CAC. JR-7, R.8 as a proof. The 1820 Capped Bust dime is extremely rare in proof format. There are a few mentions in the literature, like the coin in lot 1488 of the Thomas Cleneay Collection (S.H. & H. Chapman, 12/1890), "1820 Proof; slight hair-marks; 3 stars before bust not centered. Close date. Very rare. Plate VII." The coin sold for a strong price of $13 to coin dealer Charles Steigerwalt. Unfortunately, we cannot definitively identify the variety of the Cleneay coin from the plate, but star 1 is too high to match the present coin. Another example, Ex: H.P. Newlin, was described in lot 100 of the Dr. Edward Maris Collection (H.P. Smith, 6/1886), "1820 From Haseltine's sale of the Newlin Collection, described proof. Minute scratch on cheek. Brought $7." Walter Breen reported seeing a single proof example of the JR-8 variety and another specimen of the JR-13 variety, but he lost track of both coins many years ago. Those two coins may be the ones described in the earlier catalogs, but Breen could not say for certain. The JR-7 coin offered here is the only 1820 proof that has been certified at either of the leading grading services (11/18).

    This coin is a spectacular Premium Gem proof, with sharply detailed design elements overall, but showing just a touch of softness in the area of the clasp on the obverse and the top of the eagle's right (facing) wing. The well-preserved surfaces include deeply reflective fields, with a number of parallel die striations evident in selected areas. Both sides exhibit vivid shades of cerulean-blue, pale gold, silver-gray, and lilac toning. Overall eye appeal is terrific. As the only certified proof of this date, this lot represents an important opportunity for the series specialist.
    Ex: Pre-Long Beach Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 2/2008), lot 488, realized $80,500.
    From The Greensboro Collection, Part VII. (PCGS# 4538)

    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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