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    1871 Seated Liberty Aluminum Ten Cents
    Judd-1076, PR66+ Ultra Cameo
    Longacre's Posthumous Design

    1871 P10C Dime, Judd-1076, Pollock-1212, R.8, PR66+ Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC.
    Design.
    The obverse is the posthumous James B. Longacre Indian princess design, in a starless field with date in exergue. The reverse shows 10/CENTS, the latter in an upcurving arc, surrounded by a wreath of corn and cotton, with STANDARD in tiny letters at the upper rim. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. The narrow obverse rim and wide reverse rim is the result of different diameter coinage dies. Faint evidence of strike doubling is apparent at the date.

    Commentary. When we offered the Queller PR65 specimen in January 2009, we wrote that it was likely that only two pieces exist. The other example was offered in the King Farouk sale in 1954 and has not been seen since. If the Newman example is from the King Farouk Collection, then there are just two known examples. If it is a different coin, the population consists of three pieces. The Newman and Queller coins are the only two that NGC has certified. PCGS has never graded an example of this variety, further underscoring its rarity.

    Physical Description. This stunning Premium Gem Ultra Cameo proof is virtually perfect, with pristine light gray proof surfaces and fully lustrous devices. This piece is a bright and fresh as the day it was made and will prove to be a showpiece in a collection of pattern 10-cent pieces.
    From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2A3D, PCGS# 61335)


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2013
    24th-28th Wednesday-Sunday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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