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    1871 Half Dime in Aluminum
    Judd-1070, PR65 Cameo
    Likely Two Known

    1871 H10C Half Dime, Judd-1070, Pollock-1206, R.8, PR65 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The posthumously employed James Longacre Indian Princess design appears on the obverse, with 13 stars around the rim. Two flags are behind her, one bearing 13 stars. The reverse is the regular-issue half dime design. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    It is possible that only two examples exist today of this extremely rare pattern. Although the PCGS CoinFacts website shows three pieces in different grades, the present coin is identifiable by a small lint mark in the obverse field left of Liberty's knee in two of those submissions. The fields are well-mirrored and the devices a somewhat darker gray, making this piece deserving of its present Cameo designation. The presence of fine planchet striations is typical of aluminum patterns, and in any case, they are undistracting here. NGC reports a PR65 Cameo which we suspect is a duplication of the present coin. Population: 1 in 65 Cameo, 2 finer (66 Cameo) (8/20).
    Ex: Baltimore Signature (Heritage, 7/2003), lot 10016, as PR65 PCGS.
    Collecting Patterns – A Brief History and Commentary

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 534853)


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

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