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    The Eliasberg 1802 JR-4 Dime, MS61

    1802 10C MS61 PCGS. JR-4, R.4. Ex: Eliasberg. The backmost hair curls are under the curves of the B in LIBERTY, which is evenly spaced. Star 1 is distant from curl 2, and star 8 is far from the Y. On the reverse, the eagle's lower beak pierces star 12 (the so-called "needle" beak).
    All 1802 dimes are extremely rare in high grades, with few Mint State examples known. In our Permanent Auction Archives, dating back to January 1993, we have only offered a Mint State 1802 dime seven times, representing just four different coins, including two from the Ed Price Collection that we sold last August. The Price specimen of 1802 JR-4 graded MS62 NGC and was called the finest known of the variety with the comment, "A small number of other Mint State pieces are known, all hovering around MS60." The present example is probably the second finest known JR-4.
    This is one of many memorable coins from the famous Eliasberg Collection that this cataloger first handled over a dozen years ago. It has a few faint adjustment marks through the center obverse, invisible except with a loupe, and also a few light, undistracting scrapes and abrasions. The reverse is somewhat weakly struck on the upper shield and the eagle's neck. However, both sides retain considerable luster, along with lovely gold and blue coloration.
    Ex: Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr.; Eliasberg Estate (Bowers and Merena, 5/1996), lot 1050; later, Heritage (4/2008), lot 2261.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236K, PCGS# 4472)

    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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