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    1863 Postage Currency Ten Cents in Silver
    Judd-325, PR66

    1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-325, Pollock-390, Cassel-10, Low R.6, PR66 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse design features the heraldic shield with arrows, inside an inverted laurel wreath, with the inscription EXCHANGED FOR U.S. NOTES around. The reverse shows the denomination 10 CENTS in two lines above the date, with the inscriptions POSTAGE CURRENCY above, and ACT JULY 1862 below. Struck in silver alloy with a plain edge. There were 45 pieces struck on May 20, 1863 in three different weight classes: 20 grains, 22 grains, and 38 grains. This is an exceptionally attractive example. Each side shows mostly untoned centers that are surrounded by deep blue and rose patina. A prominent obverse die crack travels from rim to rim from approximately 5 o'clock to 11 o'clock. Tied for finest known with a single NGC-certified piece.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29F5, PCGS# 60482)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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