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    1804 JR-2 Obverse Dime Impression
    Struck on an 1838 N-1 Cent, AU58+
    Judd-A1804-2, One of Two Known

    1804 DT10C Dime Die Trial, J-A1804-2, Pollock-6070, R.8 -- Struck Over 1838 Cent -- AU58+ PCGS. CAC Ex: Simpson. An obverse die impression of an 1804 JR-2 dime. Struck on an 1838 N-1 cent. The die state is the same as, or later than, the latest known die state of 1804 JR-2. There appears to be an extensive bulge along the left perimeter of the dime impression. Two such obverse die impressions are known, this being the finer of the two. It is likely that they were made in the 1860s, at about the same time as the 1804 Restrike cents and other related items were manufactured, perhaps by or under the direction of Joseph Mickley. The Joseph Mickley auction catalog included a number of coin dies, most or all of which were repurchased by the government. Although the 1804 obverse die for dimes was not specifically listed, it may at some point have come into Mickley's possession. The 1838 large cent host coin establishes the earliest possible date of manufacture, but its low grade indicates that it must have been in circulation for quite some time before it was retrieved for use on this piece.

    The surfaces are medium brown, with the host coin appearing to grade about VG or Fine. The obverse impression from the dime die is virtually Mint State with remnants of frosty luster. Most of the surface marks remain from the quality of the host coin.
    Ex: Hal Birt, Jr. (Glass Shoppe Coins, Tucson, Arizona); Allstate Coin Co. (4/1994); Henry Hilgard (1/1998); Ed Price Collection / ANA Signature (Heritage, 7-8/2008), lot 1441.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 395404)


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