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    1968 'No S' Dime, PR66
    Part of a Five-Piece Proof Set

    1968 10C Five-Piece 1968-S Proof Set Featuring a No S Dime, PR65-PR67 PCGS. A No S dime is the centerpiece of this five-coin proof set, four of which have the mintmark for San Francisco which made its debut on proofs in 1968. When the No S dime was first reported in Coin World in the May 29 issue, it was generally thought the lack of the mintmark was either from a mint worker scouring the die too vigorously or the die was filled with debris. The simplest explanation proved to be the correct one: The mintmark had never been punched into the die. Probably only 15 to 25 No S dimes escaped in 1968, and it has remained a major modern rarity. Several similar mistakes followed when said mintmark was omitted from proofs of other years, creating a rarity each time. This PR66 representative is low in contrast but high in appeal with a canary-gold general overtone and a ring of blue-violet at the outer reverse. The obverse has the better reflective gleam.

    Also included are a Lincoln cent, PR67 Red Cameo; a Jefferson nickel, PR66; a Washington quarter, PR65; and a Kennedy half dollar, PR67.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2014), lot 5205.(Registry values: P1)


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

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    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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