Victoria 10 Cents 1889 AU55 PCGS, London mint, KM3...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionVictoria 10 Cents 1889 AU55 PCGS, London mint, KM3. One of the rarest dates by far of the series. Supposedly 800,000 10 Cents were struck in 1889, but the consensus states that the majority of this number were dated 1888; best guesses place the actual number of 1889-dated 10 Cents produced at 10,000 to 20,000. However, their scarcity was not recognized for decades, meaning that by the time they began to be appreciated, most had encountered heavy circulation. This AU piece is in a premium preservation for the type, very light high-point wear and with minor scratches in the field, otherwise boldly struck and cloaked in silky luster. Missing from many important collections, a fabulous example of this key rarity.
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