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    Rare 1970 'No S' Roosevelt Dime, PR69 Cameo
    Tied for Finest-Certified

    1970 10C No S PR69 Cameo NGC. Collectors first reported the discovery of this mint error on January 6, 1971. Just shy of two months later, mint officials admitted that 2,200 1970 No S proof dimes had been produced from a single set of dies. As had happened two years prior with the No S 1968 proof dime, a mint worker neglected to punch a mintmark into the die. The die scratch beneath the right upright of the N in UNITED is diagnostic. This coin looks as fresh as the day it was struck 38 years ago. The fields go absolutely "black" when angled beneath a light, and the devices are nicely frosted--the combination of both providing a stark cameo contrast on each side. Census: 10 in 69 Cameo, 0 finer (11/08). (Registry values: P1) (NGC ID# 59SD, PCGS# 85248)

    Weight: 2.27 grams

    Metal: 75% Copper, 25% Nickel (Over Copper Center)


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