1859 10C Transitional Dime Judd-233, Pollock-280, R.7, PR6...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1859 Transitional Seated Liberty Dime
1859 10C Transitional Dime Judd-233, Pollock-280, R.7, PR65
Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The Stars Obverse Seated Liberty type
is combined with the legend reverse design of 1860. The country of
origin, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, appears nowhere on this famous
transitional pattern issue. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.
PCGS Coin Facts suggests that the mintage was 12 pieces, although
more have been certified (31 at PCGS and NGC). The actual number
known is debatable, with estimates ranging from 12 (Kam Awash) to
"fewer than two dozen" (USPatterns.com). Not debatable is the
incredible quality of this example.
Judd-233, PR65 Cameo
A lovely Gem Cameo proof, this piece has fully mirrored fields around satin devices, displaying delicate peripheral gold and iridescent toning on each side. This is one of a small number of patterns carried in the regular issue listings of the Guide Book, listed on page 156 of the 73rd (2020) edition. PCGS has certified 19 of these, but this is the only example to earn the Cameo designation (4/20).
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 388541)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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