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    1881 Dime, Superb Gem
    Mintage 24,000 Pieces

    1881 10C MS67 NGC. Fortin-101. Beautifully toned with primarily blue-to-green hues over broadly lustrous surfaces. Flickers of rose appear at the central obverse, while a blossom of orange graces the left reverse. Magnificently preserved.

    Variety: Fortin-101, with the top serif of the first S in STATES completely separated from the rest.

    Population Data (3/15): NGC shows four MS67 and one MS68 finer. The top coins at PCGS are one each in MS67 and MS67+.

    Heritage Commentary: Part of a string of "afterthought" Philadelphia issues from 1879 to 1881, all with five-figure mintages -- 24,000 pieces, in this case. The rarity of these dates often goes unrecognized.

    Consignor Commentary: It is a mistake to lump all late-date coins from Philadelphia as equally common generic type coins. The year 1881 is a case in point. This date's slab population is significantly smaller than any of its surrounding sisters.

    Provenance: Portland Signature (Heritage, 3/2004), lot 5523.(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 23AU, PCGS# 4689)

    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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    May, 2015
    12th Tuesday
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