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Lot 3994

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Type Coin
Title Lot 3994
Date 1871
Country U.S.
Denomination 10c

1871 P10C Dime, Judd-1076, Pollock-1212, R.8, PR66+ Ultra Cameo NGC. CAC. Design. The obverse is the posthumous James B. Longacre Indian princess design, in a starless field with date in exergue. The reverse shows 10/CENTS, the latter in an upcurving arc, surrounded by a wreath of corn and cotton, with STANDARD in tiny letters at the upper rim. Struck in aluminum with a reeded edge. The narrow obverse rim and wide reverse rim is the result of different diameter coinage dies. Faint evidence of strike doubling is apparent at the date. Commentary. When we offered the Queller PR65 specimen in January 2009, we wrote that it was likely that only two pieces exist. The other example was offered in the King Farouk sale in 1954 and has not been seen since. If the Newman example is from the King Farouk Collection, then there are just two known examples. If it is a different coin, the population consists of three pieces. The Newman and Queller coins are the only two that NGC has certified. PCGS has never graded an example of this variety, further underscoring its rarity. Physical Description. This stunning Premium Gem Ultra Cameo proof is virtually perfect, with pristine light gray proof surfaces and fully lustrous devices. This piece is a bright and fresh as the day it was made and will prove to be a showpiece in a collection of pattern 10-cent pieces. From The Eric P. Newman Collection.

From Newman I (Heritage Auctions, 4/2013), lot 3994, realized $15275.00. Image and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions,

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