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    1874 Bickford Ten Dollar in Copper
    Judd-1375, PR64 Red and Brown

    1874 $10 Bickford Ten Dollar, Judd-1375, Pollock-1520, High R.6, PR64 Red and Brown NGC. The obverse depicts a bust of Liberty facing left with the legend UNITED STATES OF AMERICA above and the date below. Liberty wears a diadem inscribed with the word LIBERTY and ornamented with six stars. The weight 16.72 GRAMS, the standard of the metal 900 FINE, and the word UBIQUE are centered on the reverse. Around the periphery is the U.S. denomination DOLLARS 10 and the following international equivalents: STERLING (Pound) 2.1.1; MARKEN 41.99; KRONEN 37.31; GULDEN 20.73; and FRANCS 51.81. Struck in copper with a reeded edge. About a dozen plain edge pieces are known (plus another dozen with a reeded edge), but some have been gilt, further reducing the number of obviously copper strikes. USPatterns.com notes "These are difficult to find with much original red." This piece retains significant mint luster. It is especially bright around the lettering and devices, but elsewhere cherry-red is evident with very little actual mellowing. An extraordinary opportunity for the pattern collector.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 71679)


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