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    1869 SIL. / NIC. / COP. Dime in Copper
    Judd-717, PR64 Brown

    1869 10C Dime, Judd-717, Pollock-797, Low R.7, PR64 Brown PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse shows the regular design for the year, save for the date, while the reverse is inscribed SIL. / NIC. / COP. with the date curling upward in the exergue. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. Research by David Cassel suggests the alloy listed on the reverse was devised by French chemist and metallurgist Montchal Ruolz. This example is struck in copper -- one of a half dozen examples believed extant in that metal. Both sides show considerable brick-red color, although the surfaces are primarily copper-brown with vibrant magenta accents. Scattered carbon spots and bold strike doubling on the obverse are good pedigree markers.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 60943)

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