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    1803 Dime, XF45
    Extremely Rare Variety
    The Finest Certified 1803 JR-1

    1803 10C XF45 PCGS. JR-1, R.7. There are only eight or nine specimens known of the 1803 JR-1 dime in all grades, and the present piece is the finest certified example, one grading step above the XF40 PCGS Ed Price specimen. The two coins have many similarities. Both coins have similar patina: light pewter-gray at the centers with pale blue peripheries. Both coins are also a trifle weakly struck at the centers, apparently as always for the variety. Additionally, both coins have the usual minor grade-consistent abrasions. Although graded five points apart, this piece and the Price specimen are virtual twins.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 236L, PCGS# 4473)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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