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    MS 67 Full Bands 1925-S Dime, The Ultimate in Technical Quality for the Issue

    1925-S 10C MS 67 Full Bands PCGS. The 1925-S has a similar mintage (5.8 million pieces) to the 1925-D (5.1 million pieces). While both issues are equally as scarce in lower Mint State grades, top rarity honors belong to the S-mint delivery at the Gem Full Bands level. With our offering of Senator Bassano's incredible Mercury dime collection in our Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale, this cataloger thought that he had seen the ultimate representation of the 1925-S (MS 66 Full Bands PCGS). While the Bassano specimen will always be worthy of praise, its aura of invincibility has been shattered by the present example. This is an incredibly well defined coin for this otherwise poorly produced issue. The central crossbands are not only fully split, but well rounded from end to end. The peripheries are free of bothersome die erosion and the luster is unmarred by even the most trivial bagmark. A bright, mottled overlay of golden-orange and cobalt-blue iridescence provides a lush, original appearance. This is the single finest example known to PCGS, and is it matched, but not bettered, by a mere four coins at NGC (7/00).
    From the Joshua Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23HP, PCGS# 4953)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2000
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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