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    1881 Dime, PR68 Cameo
    Low-Mintage Date, Nearly Unimprovable

    1881 10C PR68 Cameo PCGS. CAC. Fortin-101. Ex: Simpson. The first S in STATES is completely broken, identifying this proof die pair. Both sides of this Superb Gem Cameo specimen are magnificently toned in pale golden-orange patina with deeper cobalt-blue and magenta hues around the rims. The frosted motifs contrast starkly against the glassy, mirrorlike fields. Void of contact and seeming unimprovable. From a mintage of 971 pieces, the 1881 proof dime is subject to strong date pressure because of the low circulation-strike production of just 24,000 coins. Population: 3 in 68 Cameo, 0 finer in this category (7/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23D6, PCGS# 84778)

    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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