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    1869 Dime Pattern, Cupro-Nickel
    Judd-717A, PR65+
    SIL. / NIC. / COP. Design

    1869 10C Ten Cents, Judd-717A, Pollock-798, Cassel-31, High R.7, PR65+ PCGS. CAC. The obverse is similar to the regular issue, but without the date in exergue. The reverse has SIL. / NIC. / COP. with the date slightly curved below and in a smaller font. This second reverse design pattern has a reeded edge and was a modification of the virtually unworkable "Koulz's Alloy." When auctioned five years ago this piece was listed as having a composition of: 76% copper, 23% nickel, 0.2% silicon, 0.1% iron, 0.1% cobalt, and 0.05% silver. This composition was also very difficult to produce because of the high nickel content. The bright nickel-gray fields show light oil-slick iridescence that is most attractive, and the devices are especially well-struck considering the hardness of the alloy.
    Ex: Heritage FPL (9/22/1998), offered as a Judd-716; Kagin's private treaty (3/2000) to David Cassel; David Cassel Collection / ANA Signature (Heritage, 8/2015), lot 1223.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29S2, PCGS# 60944)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2020
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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