1870 10C Standard Silver Ten Cents, Judd-857, Pollock-937,...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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1870 Standard Silver Ten Cents in Copper
1870 10C Standard Silver Ten Cents, Judd-857, Pollock-937, R.7,
PR65 Brown PCGS. CAC.
Judd-857, PR65 Brown
Standard Silver issue with the central device on the obverse featuring Liberty facing right wearing a cap ornamented with three stars, the motto below, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above. The reverse has 10 CENTS in the center, surrounded by a wreath of oak and laurel, STANDARD SILVER above, and 1870 below. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. About a half-dozen of these pieces are known. This design combination was struck in silver, copper, and aluminum, and each composition had reeded and plain edge variants. This is a remarkably attractive piece, especially considering the Brown designation. Each side displays rich blue patina over significant underlying cherry-red luster.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61101)
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