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Lot 3903

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3903
Date 1845
Country U.S.
Denomination 10c

1845 10C PR65 NGC. CAC. Fortin-109, R.7. All proof 1845 dimes appear to be from the same die pair, with a high date showing a slight downward slope from left to right. There is no indication of repunching of the 1, with clear doubling of 845. Tiny die chips are visible at the points of stars 3 through 6, and star 13. The top surface of the digits are blunt, a characteristic identical to other known proofs. In our January 2008 sale of the Kaufman Collection, we presented a roster of six known 1845 proof dimes. Since that time, one other example certified PR61 PCGS appeared in our March 2009 sale; this piece from the Newman Collection is an eighth known proof that is tied for fourth finest. This lovely Gem exhibits full mirrored fields around satin devices with cobalt-blue and iridescent toning over its ivory surfaces. A few trivial lint marks include one on Liberty's left forearm (to the viewer's right) just above the drapery, and another in the left obverse field. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3903, realized $19975.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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