1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-333, Pollock-405, Low R.7, PR64 B...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1863 Dime in Copper
1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-333, Pollock-405, Low R.7, PR64 Brown
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Regular die trials striking of the dime, but
believed to be restrikes. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. The
USPatterns.com website provides interesting background information
and solves the mystery of these pieces: "Although described as
regular dies trial pieces in the literature, this is actually a
backdated fantasy piece made to complete off-metal sets of this
year which included the quarter, half and dollar with the motto 'In
God We Trust' used on regular coinage from 1866 to 1891. This was
actually made sometime between 1869 and 1875. This piece was made
from the 1869 hub having broken 'S' in States and from an 1869
reverse hub with the die scratch angling upwards from the right
wreath into the center." Beautifully toned in rich shades of
cobalt-blue, violet, and cherry-red. A darker smudge is seen in the
left obverse field, extending outward from the space between UNITED
and STATES, providing a convenient pedigree marker.
Judd-333, PR64 Brown
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FK, PCGS# 60495)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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