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1876-CC Seated Dime in Nickel, MS64
1876-CC DT10C Dime Die Trial, Judd-1453b, Pollock-1602, Unique,
MS64 PCGS. Ex: Simpson. This unique 1876-CC Seated Liberty dime
die trial is from the regular dies, struck in nickel with a plain
edge. The coin was likely struck on a three cent nickel planchet at
the Philadelphia Mint before the dies were shipped west to Carson
City. Two similar copper die trials are known, also from 1876-CC
dime dies. The unique nickel specimen has an extensive pedigree
tracing back to the Woodside sale in April 1892, where it was sold
in a two-piece lot with one of its copper counterparts. In the
Olsen sale, B. Max Mehl wrote of this piece:
Unique Judd-1453b Die Trial
Ex: Woodside, Olsen
"Type of regular issue, but very weakly struck, especially the legend on obverse which is hardly discernible. Struck in nickel, with a plain edge. Unknown to Adams-Woodin. The first I have ever seen or heard of. Uncirculated. Undoubtedly unique. Of great rarity and value."
The strike weakness around the peripheries is attributed to a miscalculation on the part of the press operator who struck the piece, not accounting for the increased pressure necessary to strike a hard nickel planchet. The surfaces are satiny and lustrous, and each side has light amber-gold toning. This unique piece has been off of the market for 17 years. Its appearance here is an incredible opportunity for the advanced pattern collector.
Ex: Woodside Collection (New York Coin & Stamp, 4/1892), part of lot 318; Wayte Raymond Mail Bid Sale (2/1942), lot 16; Fred E. Olsen (B. Max Mehl, 11/1944), lot 372A; New Netherlands Coin Co.; 295th Sale (Kagin, 11/1971), lot 1208; 1993 ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/1993), lot 8008; Elite Coin Auction (Superior, 7/2003), lot 488.
Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 61901)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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