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    1859 Transitional Seated Liberty Dime
    Judd-233, PR65 Cameo

    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.

    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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