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1863 Dime in Aluminum
1863 10C Ten Cents, Judd-334, Pollock-406, High R.7, PR64
PCGS. Ex: Simpson. Formerly considered a regular dies trial
striking of the Seated Liberty dime for 1863. Struck in aluminum
with a reeded edge. As pointed out in the USPatterns.com website,
these are actually backdated fantasy pieces made to complete
off-metal sets of this year that included the quarter, half, and
dollar with the motto IN GOD WE TRUST as used on regular coinage
from 1866 to 1891. They were actually made sometime between 1869
and 1875. This piece was made from the 1869 obverse hub with the
first S in STATES broken and from an 1869 reverse hub with the die
scratch angling upward from the right wreath into the center. The
surfaces are bright with streaks of gray across each side,
deepening around the margins. Softly struck on the top of the
Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FL, PCGS# 60496)
Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.
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