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    1841 Seated Liberty Dime, PR63 Cameo
    With Drapery, Unique as a Proof
    Ex: Richmond-Kaufman

    1841 10C With Drapery PR63 Cameo PCGS. CAC. F-110, R.8. This impressive Select specimen exhibits crisp definition on the mildly frosted design elements, enhancing the desirable cameo contrast with the deeply reflective fields. The bright surfaces display a warm champagne-gold cast, accented with speckles of soft sky-blue and beige patina. Were it not for a few inoffensive hairlines in the obverse fields and a couple of faint contact marks, this delightful piece would grade even higher.

    An unknown but undoubtedly minuscule number of proof dimes were struck in 1841. Today they are known from perhaps only this single example of the With Drapery and two specimens of the No Drapery variants. PCGS and NGC have graded three examples: The present With Drapery coin, formerly in the Richmond and Phil Kaufman collections, is certified PR63 Cameo at PCGS -- a coin we have handled twice previously. PCGS has also seen a single No Drapery 1841 in PR50 (formerly NGC PR53), ex: F.C.C. Boyd, and another in PR67+ from the Eric P. Newman Collection. The present With Drapery proof is a piece that is likely unique -- not a phrase we are fond of using, but one that best describes this piece, as it is possible, but highly unlikely, that another unrecorded proof may exist. The early proof specialist should bid accordingly.

    1841 Proof Dime Roster

    --With Drapery Proof Dime
    1. PR63 Cameo NGC. ANA Sale (Heritage, 7/1994), lot 6454, $38,500; Halpern and Warner collections (Bowers and Merena, 3/1997), lot 2215, $14,300; Richmond Collection (David Lawrence, 3/2005), lot 1236, $46,000; Phil Kaufman Collection / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2008), lot 3019; Dallas Signature (Heritage, 10/2012), lot 3940; Eugene Gardner Collection, Part II (Heritage, 10/2014), lot 98286. The present coin.

    --No Drapery Proof Dime
    1. PR67+ NGC. Lyman Low Auction (11/1906), lot 117 (part of a silver 1841 proof set), Virgil Brand (journal # 35899); Armin Brand; consigned to B.G. Johnson in 1935 at $75; "Col." Green, B.G. Johnson / Eric Newman (offered in various invoices 1941 to 1947); Eric P. Newman, Part II (Heritage 11/2013), lot 33322; Eugene H. Gardner Collection, Part III (Heritage 5/2015), lot 98262.
    2. PR50 PCGS (formerly PR53 NGC). F.C.C. Boyd; World's Greatest Collection (Numismatic Gallery, 5/1945), lot 519, realized $75; 57th Sale (New Netherlands,12/1963), lot 466; Sale of the Seventies (Kagin, 11/1973), lot 1107; ANA Sale (Heritage, 7/1993), lot 5212, realized $46,750; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 10/2001), lot 6029, realized $47,500.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 23BU, PCGS# 84728)

    Weight: 2.67 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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