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    1863 Postage Currency Ten Cents in Aluminum
    Judd-328, Unc Details
    Rarely Seen Reeded Edge Variant

    1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-328, Pollock-398, Cassel-14, R.8 -- Damaged -- PCGS Genuine. Unc Details. 10.8 grains. Standard Postage Currency obverse and reverse. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. This rarely encountered Postage Currency issue was metallurgically examined by S&N Labs on Certificate number 635017 "Corroded" and it was found to contain 97% aluminum, 1.2% silver, and 1.6% iron. Believed to be one of only two or three reeded edge aluminum strikings extant. The surfaces are bright, most likely from cleaning, and there are numerous small to medium-sized spots of oxidation present. There is also a larger planchet lamination observed on the lower reverse (in the date area).
    Ex: Stack's MBS (11/16/1983), lot 2067; L.S. Ruder Collection (Stack's, 9/1987), lot 983; Superior (10/1990), lot 1826; Milton R. Friedberg Collection (C.A.A., 1/1997); David Cassel.
    From The David Cassel Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60487)

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    August, 2015
    12th-16th Wednesday-Sunday
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