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    (1859) Uniface Obverse Dime Die Trial
    J-A1859-1 in Copper, MS65 Red and Brown

    (1859) DT10C Ten Cent Die Trial, Judd-A1859-1, Pollock-3206, Unique, MS65 Red and Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. A obverse die trial featuring the right-facing "French Head" often attributed to James B. Longacre, though Saul Teichman believes Anthony Paquet may very well be responsible for its design. Struck in copper without a collar, slightly off-center, and uniface. As far as we know, this pattern's first public appearance was in 1951, where it was noted: "Evidently, from the size of the impression, this strike was made to test the basic appearance of a pattern dime." Abe Kosoff described this piece as an "Incomplete obverse for the half dime" in the 1958 ANA Convention sale. Pollock classifies it as a dime, while the 10th edition of the Judd reference hedges, calling it a half dime or dime. It is believed to be unique and represents the only tangible evidence that this design was ever considered for one of the smaller silver denominations, though we know it was used on a number of 1859 half dollar patterns (Judd-237 to Judd-246).

    Each side of this Gem features copper-orange and reddish-brown color. The central obverse exhibits a bold portrait and circular lathe lines, while the reverse is completely smooth. The Judd plate coin.
    Ex: 33rd Sale (New Netherlands, 4/1951), lot 550; ANA Convention Sale (Abe Kosoff, 8/1958), lot 2030; Collection of Samuel J. Berngard & Treasure Coins of the S.S. New York (Stack's, 7/2008), lot 4172.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 535083)


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