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    1863 Postage Currency Ten Cents in Billon
    Judd-326A, PR65

    1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-326A, Pollock-394, High R.6, PR65 NGC. The obverse features the usual heraldic shield with arrows, surrounded by 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 and ACT JULY 1862 around. Struck in billon with a plain edge. Testing that has been conducted on these pieces shows a silver content that ranges between 10% and 40%. This piece displays deep blue-gray with significant underlying red from the copper alloy. Fully struck.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29F8, PCGS# 60485)


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