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    1870 Standard Silver Dime
    Judd-826, PR66

    1870 10C Standard Silver Ten Cents, Judd-826, Pollock-916, R.7, PR66 NGC. CAC.
    William Barber's Liberty Seated design. A seated representation of Liberty faces left. Behind is a free-standing pole topped with a Liberty cap. Liberty's right hand rests upon a shield with a scroll inscribed LIBERTY. The statutory legend follows the border, and the date is below. The reverse has the denomination, 10 CENTS, with a wreath composed of corn and cotton. Above is the word STANDARD. Struck in silver with a plain edge.

    Commentary. Another pattern issue that was part of the five-coin silver sets prepared for collectors. Each of the five coins combined the William Barber Seated Liberty obverse with the Standard Silver reverse. The reverse die was slightly smaller in diameter than the obverse, so it features a wider border. NGC has certified one PR67 and one PR66 example, the two finest submissions at that grading service. PCGS has never certified a Gem or finer example of Judd-826.

    Physical Description. A lovely Premium Gem proof, this example shows deep gray-gold patina on the obverse, with accents of light blue. The reverse exhibits champagne and iridescent toning. A strong strike delivers bold detail, save for slight weakness at the lower obverse.

    Provenance. "Colonel" E.H.R. Green; Green Estate; Partnership of Eric P. Newman / B.G. Johnson d.b.a. St. Louis Stamp & Coin Co.; Eric P. Newman @ $15; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29V3, PCGS# 61070)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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