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    1863 Postage Currency Ten Cents in Tin
    Judd-329, Proof Details

    1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-329, Pollock-399, Low R.6 -- Corrosion -- NGC Details. Impaired Proof. The obverse features an ornamental shield that has an inverted laurel wreath suspended from a ring. A pair of arrows are crossed behind the shield. The reverse features the denomination and date in the center. The peripheral legends are EXCHANGED FOR U.S. NOTES on the obverse and POSTAGE CURRENCY ACT JULY 1862 on the reverse. Struck in block (impure) tin with a plain edge. David Cassel discovered that 39 examples of this pattern were struck on May 20, 1863. Planchets vary in weight between 21 and 27 grains. The surfaces are corroded and show large-grain speckling on each side.
    From The Collection of William Rau.


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