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    1863 Postage Currency Ten Cents
    Struck in Aluminum
    Judd-328, PR64 Cameo

    1863 P10C Ten Cents, Judd-328, Pollock-398, Cassel-67, High R.7, PR64 Cameo PCGS. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features the usual heraldic shield with arrows, surrounded by an inverted laurel wreath, with the inscription EXCHANGED FOR U.S. NOTES around. The reverse shows the denomination 10 CENTS in two lines above the date, with the inscriptions POSTAGE CURRENCY and ACT JULY 1862 around. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. Various aluminum and copper compositions have been found and some pieces weigh 8 grains while others weigh 11 grains. Recent versions of Judd have simply divided the aluminum pieces into reeded and plain edge versions. The surfaces are bright and show the expected die cracks and flakes, along with several small patches of oxidation.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29FB, Variety PCGS# 535040, Base PCGS# 60487)

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