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    1877-S Dime, Gorgeous MS67
    The Finest Seen at PCGS

    1877-S 10C MS67 PCGS. CAC. Fortin-108. Both sides of this Superb Gem display frosty luster beneath a splendid array of sky-blue, gold, olive-green, and violet toning that assumes deeper hues on the reverse. The design elements are well-struck save for the usual softness in the hair atop Liberty's head. Impeccable preservation rounds out the coin's gorgeous eye appeal. Housed in a first generation PCGS holder.

    Variety: Fortin-108, R.3. Attributed by the first S in STATES broken at the top and the small block S mintmark.

    Population (7/14): This MS67 specimen is the single finest seen at PCGS. The two finest at NGC are also MS67. The present offering is the sole finest of 11 1877-S dimes awarded the CAC sticker.

    Heritage Commentary: Despite a mintage in excess of 2 million coins, this issue is somewhat elusive. In fact, Brian Greer wrote in The Complete Guide to Liberty Seated Dimes: "Fairly scarce as a date and difficult to locate in choice XF. One of the most challenging 'common' dates to locate. Many may have been melted to supply silver needed to strike the large quantities of silver dollars, thus accounting for the scarcity of this date."

    Consignor Commentary: No surprise about the grade. A strikingly beautiful coin with no imperfections. There is a vertical raised die scratch on the obverse above the right edge of the shield.

    Provenance: Denver Signature (Heritage, 8/2006), lot 5143.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 23AN, PCGS# 4684)

    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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    October, 2014
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