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    1858 Dime, PR64
    Low Mintage, Early Proof Issue

    1858 10C PR64 NGC. All 1858 proof dimes were struck from one die pair. The obverse shows a downward slanting date, and the reverse has a prominent die scratch from the upper right corner of the left part of the A in AMERICA to the rim. Breen estimated that 80 proofs were struck but this may be on the low side as 124 pieces have been certified by NGC and PCGS combined. This would be more than 80 pieces even when resubmissions and crossovers are factored out. The surfaces on this piece are deeply reflective, and each side has pale blue toning with an accent of rose around the margins. None of the small contact marks in the fields are worthy of individual note. Census: 21 in 64, 28 finer (4/10).(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 23CC, PCGS# 4747)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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