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    1879 'Morgan Dime' in Copper
    Judd-1587, PR65 Red and Brown

    1879 10C Ten Cents, Judd-1587, Pollock-1780, High R.6, PR65 Red and Brown PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse will be familiar to Morgan dollar collectors, George T. Morgan's design for the circulating contemporary Morgan dollar. The reverse will be unfamiliar to many, an inner circle of small dots enclosing E PLURIBUS UNUM and ONE DIME with 13 stars. An outer open wreath with bow comprises wheat, corn, cotton, and tobacco. Struck in copper with a reeded edge.

    This pattern, surviving to the extent of 12 to 15 specimens in both silver and copper, has been called, fittingly enough, the "Morgan dime" by generations of collectors. The present Gem would make a top-notch complement to a Morgan dollar set. Multicolor patina features yellow and green hues prevailing on the obverse with a gold and reddish reverse. An extremely attractive coin. Population: 3 in 65 Red and Brown, 4 finer (9/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AGD, PCGS# 71964)

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

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