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    PCGS 1805 AU 58. V-1, R.4. The only die variety of the year, 1805 dimes are also one of the most common dates of the type, and along with the 1796 and 1807, these are the three dates most frequently chosen for type purposes. This is a memorable early dime. Almost full mint luster has an intense glow on very lightly toned surfaces. The striking details are especially pronounced with some definition still seen on the eagle's breast on the reverse, just lacking a bit of highpoint details on the lowest hair curls. We only see two mentionable defects on the coin. One, is a small nick just above the 18 of the date, and second, there is a light grease stain (as struck) on the lower hair curls. This is a fine example of the Four Berry type. (NGC ID# 236S, PCGS# 4477)

    Weight: 2.70 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 1994
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
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