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    Resplendent 1879 Morgan Dime Pattern
    Judd-1586, PR65

    1879 10C Morgan Ten Cents, Judd-1586, Pollock-1779, High R.6, PR65 NGC.
    Design.
    A head of Liberty that is similar to that employed on the Morgan dollar faces left on the obverse with the legend around the periphery and the date 1879 below. On the reverse, the denomination ONE DIME is enclosed first by E PLURIBUS UNUM and 13 stars, then by a circle of beads, and finally by a wreath of corn, cotton, tobacco, and wheat. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

    Commentary.
    For decades and many generations, collectors have commonly called this pattern the "Morgan dime," as we do here. Considered High R.6, there are currently about 15 pieces known. NGC and PCGS have combined to certify 11 submissions; each service has graded one PR67, followed by a PR65 Cameo PCGS, and two PR65 NGC pieces. Pollock described this piece as 39.2 grains with a 180 degree die alignment, but the alignment actually is about 150 degrees.

    Physical Description.
    A pleasing, fully mirrored proof with considerable contrast, accented by faint champagne toning on both sides.

    Provenance.
    Ex: Stack's private treaty.
    From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (NGC ID# 2AGC, PCGS# 61963)


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

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    January, 2009
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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