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    1868 Dime, PR64 Cameo
    Misplaced Date Variety
    Ex: Eliasberg

    1868 10C PR64 Cameo PCGS. CAC. F-105. Ex: Eliasberg. Stunning cameo contrast on this near-Gem reaches out to the observer. Soft orange-beige dominates the Liberty motif, wreath, and all the letters and date digits, all of which are further highlighted by the deeper hues of bluish-green in the fields. The design elements exhibit crisp detail, and an occasional wispy field hairline barely precludes a Gem classification. This piece displays outstanding eye appeal.

    Variety: Fortin identifies two proof varieties. The present coin is Fortin-105, High R.4, high, level, blundered or misplaced date. The 1 digit is punched twice into the base directly above the final 18 digits. The full base and upright of the higher misplaced 1 is clearly visible below the end of the scroll. The left base of the second 1 digit is visible below the upper blundered digit. Fortin suggests a premium for this variety of 50%-100%.

    Population Data (9/15): PCGS reports nine in PR64 (one PR64+) Cameo and 16 coins finer. NGC shows 14 in PR64 (one PR64 ★ ) Cameo and 13 finer. About one in five of the certified proofs at both services exhibit a cameo finish.

    Heritage Commentary: The population figures indicate that while 1868 proof dimes can be obtained with patience, those with a cameo finish will require more diligent searching. This factor, along with a notable pedigree, CAC endorsement, and a rarer variety makes the present near-Gem Cameo proof a standout in the Gardner sale.

    Provenance: Bowers and Merena (5/1996), lot 1185.(Registry values: N991)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23CS, PCGS# 84761)

    Weight: 2.49 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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