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    Rare 1953 Cameo Proof Dime, PR68

    1953 10C PR68 Cameo PCGS. Even though 128,800 proofs were struck of this issue, it is infrequently encountered with cameo contrast. Rick Tomaska makes an interesting observation about this issue: "All the finer examples the author has seen have been struck off repolished dies and closely match the 1951 in depth of mirror and contrast. However, while the 1951 cameo Franklin is far rarer than the 1953 cameo Franklin, the order is reversed in the Roosevelt dime series." (cataloger's emphasis)
    This particular coin shows unfathomable depth of mirrored reflectivity in the fields and the devices are moderately but noticeably frosted, giving the coin a sharp cameo appearance. Close examination with a magnifier shows that the central device of Roosevelt's bust was frosted in a circular manner around a "compass point" in the exact center of the obverse. There are no obvious contact marks on either side (as one might infer from the grade), the only mentionable deviation in the surface quality being a slightly granular area in the field to the right of the bottom of the torch. Brilliant throughout. Population: 4 in 68, 0 finer (2/04).
    From the Eric A. Kreuter Collection.(#85228) (Registry values: N69) (NGC ID# 27EM, PCGS# 85228)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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

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