1864 H10C Half Dime, Judd-380, Pollock-448, R.8, PR66 PCGS...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1864 Half Dime in Nickel
1864 H10C Half Dime, Judd-380, Pollock-448, R.8, PR66 PCGS.
Ex: Simpson. Both sides are from the regular half dime dies for the
year. Struck in nickel with a reeded edge. This is one of two known
Judd-380 representatives. One coin has been traced to the April
1891 Francis Doughty Collection, later to the H.P. Smith Collection
(1906), and then Virgil Brand. Another was exhibited by Judson
Brenner at the 1914 ANS conference. That coin also made its way
into the Brand holdings. One of the two coins was later offered as
part of the 1954 King Farouk Collection sale. Dave Bowers offered
an example of Judd-380 in his 1964 issue of the Empire
Review. Although we cannot trace the provenance of this Premium
Gem, we believe it was last offered publicly in 2003. Plate quality
makes matching difficult. Despite the hardness of the nickel alloy,
the devices on both sides are fully defined. Clean nickel-gray
surfaces reveal delicate golden accents when rotated. With only two
coins known, opportunities to obtain an example of this rare
pattern are essentially once-in-a-generation events. Take
Two Coins Known
Ex: Possibly The Classics Sale (American Numismatic Rarities, 7/2003), lot 1016.
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29H5, PCGS# 60551)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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