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    Dime Condition Census

    Gobrecht Journal #56

    3/15/1993

    ght bows and any tilt of the mintmark For the latter it is suggested that the coin be held upright and then tilted away at the top making any tilt of the O appear more evident Although 1848 0 half dimes have never been regarded as rare relatively few listings include one In uncirculated grades coins of this date are only occasionally available usually in well publicized sales The 1988 half Dime Condition Census survey published in Issue 41 of the journal listed only 69 examples of the 1 848 0 half dime with no detail on die varieties Only 21 of these coins were in XF or better condition The writer s interest in this date was aroused when he failed for some time to find nice sharp examples of what were then regarded as common coins A summary of the major die features of the eight known varieties of t


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    6/1/1991 Barber

    real life market observation One dealer I know does not usually go out of his way to stock Barber coins However if he sees a problem free 1895 0 dime in VG or better he will buy it Right now GDN bid for a VG is 150 only 50 percent over that for a Good GDN bid for a Fine has now jumped to 310 If prices for Fine or better pieces continue to climb the bid for a VG will go to 200 1895 0 Dime Condition Census Table vg iq Fine VEiZfl VF 25 VF 3Q VF 35 3 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 XF 4Q XF 45 AU 50 AU 55 MS 60 MS 63 1 1 2 2 2 1 11 2 1 1 2 Note 1 Since we already know that the vast majority of 1895 0 dimes grade less than VG such coins will not be listed in this table However all survey forms reporting 1895 0 dimes in all grades will be used to compile data for future articles


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    Gobrecht Journal #56

    3/15/1993

    ght bows and any tilt of the mintmark For the latter it is suggested that the coin be held upright and then tilted away at the top making any tilt of the O appear more evident Although 1848 0 half dimes have never been regarded as rare relatively few listings include one In uncirculated grades coins of this date are only occasionally available usually in well publicized sales The 1988 half Dime Condition Census survey published in Issue 41 of the journal listed only 69 examples of the 1 848 0 half dime with no detail on die varieties Only 21 of these coins were in XF or better condition The writer s interest in this date was aroused when he failed for some time to find nice sharp examples of what were then regarded as common coins A summary of the major die features of the eight known varieties of t


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    6/1/1991 Barber

    real life market observation One dealer I know does not usually go out of his way to stock Barber coins However if he sees a problem free 1895 0 dime in VG or better he will buy it Right now GDN bid for a VG is 150 only 50 percent over that for a Good GDN bid for a Fine has now jumped to 310 If prices for Fine or better pieces continue to climb the bid for a VG will go to 200 1895 0 Dime Condition Census Table vg iq Fine VEiZfl VF 25 VF 3Q VF 35 3 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 XF 4Q XF 45 AU 50 AU 55 MS 60 MS 63 1 1 2 2 2 1 11 2 1 1 2 Note 1 Since we already know that the vast majority of 1895 0 dimes grade less than VG such coins will not be listed in this table However all survey forms reporting 1895 0 dimes in all grades will be used to compile data for future articles


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    JR 9 Extremely Fine R 2 Pale gray Dipped Struck from a clashed state of the reverse 1030 1821 Small Date JR 10 About Uncirculated R 3 Near Condition Census for the variety The scarcest of the 1821 Small Date Dimes This piece is toned deep golden brown in the centers iridescent blue around the rims Small hidden nick on reverse Most stars eagle s neck flatly struck RARE 1822 JR 1 Dime Condition Census Lot No 1031 Enlarged 1031 1822 JR 1 Brilliant Uncirculated R 3 Con dition Census An important example of the rarest date of the type Only one variety for the year About 300 1822 Dimes survive the vast majority being in grades lower than EF Light silver gray and pale golden brown toning Full unbroken Mint lustre on both sides Sharply struck unlike most seen only first three stars


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    IT to tops of two olive leaves beside All 1824 Dimes are overdates on an obverse originally dated 1822 SEE COLOR PLATE 1037 1824 2 Overdate JR 2 Very Good R 7 A second example of this extremely rare recently discovered variety Light gray highpoints darker golden brown fields Nicer than Lovejoy 68 and the EUSD plate coin From Coin Galleries sale of August 7 1985 lot 2198 1825 JR 1 Dime Condition Census No 1038 1038 1825 JR 1 Choice About Uncirculated R 4 Con dition Census A lovely example of this scarce variety Both sides are light gray with areas of iridescent yellow golden brown and pale green around the rims Nearly full Mint lustre can be seen on the reverse about 50 on the obverse Very close to Lovejoy 70 in condition The editors of EUSD note that Very few are in EF 45 or be


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    Condition Census Bright silver gray with slightly darker toning around the rims Both sides brightly reflective the obverse particularly so Somewhat softly struck on curls and in center of shield Struck from the perfect state of the obverse reverse broken from rim to second A to scroll A very nice example of this variety From Bowers and Merena s 1987 ANA sale lot 254 1829 JR 5 SMALL IOC Dime Condition Census 1062 1829 Small 10c JR 5 About Uncirculated R 4 Condition Census A scarce variety unknown in Uncirculated condition Mostly silver gray areas of bright iridescent green and golden brown around parts of both rims Obverse surface partially reverse fully prooflike with blazing reflectivity Small planchet nick beside first two stars The near equivalent of Love joy 96 also graded About U


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    he condition of the coin in question Trio of PCI certified 19th century dimes All have gold inserts 1829 JR 3 Rarity 4 AU 50 Mostly gray with vivid pink and blue accents A faint scratch is noted on the reverse 1841 AU 58 Pearl gray surfaces 1888 S AU 55 Pale champagne iridescence with faint scratch on Liberty s right arm viewer s left Total 3 pieces Superb Gem MS 67 1831 JR 6 Dime Condition Census Quality 3331 1831 JR 6 Rarity 3 MS 67 NGC A frosty delight Enchanting gold gray surfaces with rich sparkling lustre The strike is bold showing good detail at centers and the eye appeal is as nice as one would expect for a coin at the MS 67 level A scarce die combina tion we don t recall having handled any other examples quite this fine in recent times the only other example of JR 6 t


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    The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection



    Session Four Friday July 17 6 00 PM ET Outstanding Gem 1805 4 Berries Dime Condition Census 5118 1805 JR 2 Rarity 2 4 Berries MS 66 PCGS CAC Both sides of this remarkably well preserved 4 Berries dime offer violet sky blue and golden pastels on highly lustrous and satiny surfaces Liberty s portrait stands out with bold to sharp definition The hair detail in fact is just a few strands shy of complete The reverse delivers full wing feathers for the eagle and very well struck


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    The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins



    Superb Gem 1906 D Barber Dime Condition Census Quality 20040 1906 D MS 67 PCGS CAC Secure Holder This Condition Census Superb Gem dime is from the first year of operations at the Denver Mint The lustrous and satiny surfaces are toned in splashes of vivid olive gold reddish orange crimson russet and cobalt blue iridescence most vivid at the peripheries A bold strike adds to the overall appeal One of the most popular Barber dimes


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins, U.S. Pattern Coins



    U S HALF DIMES U S HALF DIMES U S FLOWING HAIR HALF Dime Condition Census 1795 HALF DIME Lot No 114 Enlarged 114 1795 Logan McCloskey 3 Brilliant Uncircu lated with some claims to Choice status A solidly Condition Census example of this somewhat scarce variety This is a lovely little coin The obverse is toned around the rim in iridescent blue rose and pale green while Liberty s head in the cen ter is still the pale silver gray of the as struck coin The reve


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    The J.A. Sherman Collection: Rare Coins and Minerals



    The A Sherman Collectk n Half Dimes August 5 U S HALF DIMES All half dime photos are 2x U S FLOWING HAIR HALF DIMES Desirable 1794 LM l V 1 Half Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1794 Logan McCloskey 1 Valentine 1 Rarity 5 AU 55 NGC Attractive dark silver with russet highlights on both sides This is an early die state for this variety struck before the obverse crack appears The surfaces are aver age with a complex scuff on Liberty s truncation and another before her mouth A few planchet streaks are present on the reverse including one in the right wi


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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    k every bit as attractive as many near gems we have seen and certainly more desirable than many scuffy Mint State pieces in the marketplace No serious surface problems or over whelming hairlines are noted just a dull nick behind Liberty s cap and another dull nick at central reverse that affects two shield up rights A very pretty dime that will require a premium bid Extraordinary 1820 JR 8 Dime Condition Census 519 1820 JR 8 Rarity 3 Large Date MS 64 NGC Reflective surfaces boast a rich combination of autuimial orange and amber with splashes of bright blue at the peripheries Remarkably lu s trous and generally well struck with flat centers to stars 7 and 8 as well as some weakness on right talons and arrowheads Only mi nor scattered contact points and the occasional hairline keep this beautif


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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    104 The Frog Run Faiuvi Collection Beautiful 1821 JR 10 Dime Condition Census 2x photo 522 1821 JR 10 Rarity 3 Small Date MS 64 PCGS Choice cartwheel lustre and exceptional golden toning define both ob verse and reverse One of the finest survivors from this die mar riage comparable to the choice Lovejoy coin and perhaps one or two others but still a contender for finest known status The fields show some reflectivity and the devices are frosty Nearly immacu


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    n well struck in most areas and with a bold and handsome appearance Both obverse and reverse have full dentils especially prominent on the obverse serving to frame the design Abundant mint lustre is vis ible in protected areas Dimes of the 1796 1797 style with Draped Bust obverse and Small Eagle reverse are quite elusive the 1797 being the rarer of the two dates Memorable 1798 7 Overdate Dime Condition Census Quality 339 1798 7 JR 2 Rarity 5 13 Stars Reverse AU 58 PCGS Light gray toning with splashes of blue and lilac characterizes both sides Somewhat lightly struck at the centers as usual for the vari ety The overdate feature is bold While the 1798 7 ranges from scarce to rare in all grades at the level offered here it is high in the PCGS Population with just one finer The specialist i


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ample illustrates the Liberty Seated dime with cereal wreath reverse and with arrows at date made only in 1873 j and 1874 The strike is excellent The present piece has lilac gold and magenta toning all nicely blended together with no one hue predominating over deep mirror surfaces Ideal to illustrate this variety in a type set PCGS Population 8 1 finer Proof 67 Breathtaking 1874 CC Dime Condition Census Mint State Key to the Series photo 378 1874 CC Arrows MS 62 PCGS Light lilac and heather over sharply struck letters and devices A breathtaking example of yet another amazing Carson City dime the second finest 1874 CC dime graded by PCGS and one of relatively few examples of the date known at the Mint State level Similar to certain earlier offer ings the 1874 CC is not priced at all in


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    Gobrecht Journal #56

    3/15/1993

    ght bows and any tilt of the mintmark For the latter it is suggested that the coin be held upright and then tilted away at the top making any tilt of the O appear more evident Although 1848 0 half dimes have never been regarded as rare relatively few listings include one In uncirculated grades coins of this date are only occasionally available usually in well publicized sales The 1988 half Dime Condition Census survey published in Issue 41 of the journal listed only 69 examples of the 1 848 0 half dime with no detail on die varieties Only 21 of these coins were in XF or better condition The writer s interest in this date was aroused when he failed for some time to find nice sharp examples of what were then regarded as common coins A summary of the major die features of the eight known varieties of t


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    6/1/1991 Barber

    real life market observation One dealer I know does not usually go out of his way to stock Barber coins However if he sees a problem free 1895 0 dime in VG or better he will buy it Right now GDN bid for a VG is 150 only 50 percent over that for a Good GDN bid for a Fine has now jumped to 310 If prices for Fine or better pieces continue to climb the bid for a VG will go to 200 1895 0 Dime Condition Census Table vg iq Fine VEiZfl VF 25 VF 3Q VF 35 3 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 XF 4Q XF 45 AU 50 AU 55 MS 60 MS 63 1 1 2 2 2 1 11 2 1 1 2 Note 1 Since we already know that the vast majority of 1895 0 dimes grade less than VG such coins will not be listed in this table However all survey forms reporting 1895 0 dimes in all grades will be used to compile data for future articles


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    JR 9 Extremely Fine R 2 Pale gray Dipped Struck from a clashed state of the reverse 1030 1821 Small Date JR 10 About Uncirculated R 3 Near Condition Census for the variety The scarcest of the 1821 Small Date Dimes This piece is toned deep golden brown in the centers iridescent blue around the rims Small hidden nick on reverse Most stars eagle s neck flatly struck RARE 1822 JR 1 Dime Condition Census Lot No 1031 Enlarged 1031 1822 JR 1 Brilliant Uncirculated R 3 Con dition Census An important example of the rarest date of the type Only one variety for the year About 300 1822 Dimes survive the vast majority being in grades lower than EF Light silver gray and pale golden brown toning Full unbroken Mint lustre on both sides Sharply struck unlike most seen only first three stars


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    IT to tops of two olive leaves beside All 1824 Dimes are overdates on an obverse originally dated 1822 SEE COLOR PLATE 1037 1824 2 Overdate JR 2 Very Good R 7 A second example of this extremely rare recently discovered variety Light gray highpoints darker golden brown fields Nicer than Lovejoy 68 and the EUSD plate coin From Coin Galleries sale of August 7 1985 lot 2198 1825 JR 1 Dime Condition Census No 1038 1038 1825 JR 1 Choice About Uncirculated R 4 Con dition Census A lovely example of this scarce variety Both sides are light gray with areas of iridescent yellow golden brown and pale green around the rims Nearly full Mint lustre can be seen on the reverse about 50 on the obverse Very close to Lovejoy 70 in condition The editors of EUSD note that Very few are in EF 45 or be


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    Condition Census Bright silver gray with slightly darker toning around the rims Both sides brightly reflective the obverse particularly so Somewhat softly struck on curls and in center of shield Struck from the perfect state of the obverse reverse broken from rim to second A to scroll A very nice example of this variety From Bowers and Merena s 1987 ANA sale lot 254 1829 JR 5 SMALL IOC Dime Condition Census 1062 1829 Small 10c JR 5 About Uncirculated R 4 Condition Census A scarce variety unknown in Uncirculated condition Mostly silver gray areas of bright iridescent green and golden brown around parts of both rims Obverse surface partially reverse fully prooflike with blazing reflectivity Small planchet nick beside first two stars The near equivalent of Love joy 96 also graded About U


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    The March Sale: Important Consignments of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins



    U S DIMES U S DIMES CHOICE 1802 JR 4 Dime Condition Census Enlarged 2318 1802 John Reich 4 Choice About Uncircu lated Rarity 4 Scarce as a date very rare in this high grade Condition Census very nearly fully Uncirculated Typical softness in centers see the JR plate Lovejoy 21 specimen for example Steel blue and gray toning on both sides Obverse rough in places from faint roller striations Few light hairlines Die lump in field below hai


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    he condition of the coin in question Trio of PCI certified 19th century dimes All have gold inserts 1829 JR 3 Rarity 4 AU 50 Mostly gray with vivid pink and blue accents A faint scratch is noted on the reverse 1841 AU 58 Pearl gray surfaces 1888 S AU 55 Pale champagne iridescence with faint scratch on Liberty s right arm viewer s left Total 3 pieces Superb Gem MS 67 1831 JR 6 Dime Condition Census Quality 3331 1831 JR 6 Rarity 3 MS 67 NGC A frosty delight Enchanting gold gray surfaces with rich sparkling lustre The strike is bold showing good detail at centers and the eye appeal is as nice as one would expect for a coin at the MS 67 level A scarce die combina tion we don t recall having handled any other examples quite this fine in recent times the only other example of JR 6 t


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    The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection



    Session Four Friday July 17 6 00 PM ET Outstanding Gem 1805 4 Berries Dime Condition Census 5118 1805 JR 2 Rarity 2 4 Berries MS 66 PCGS CAC Both sides of this remarkably well preserved 4 Berries dime offer violet sky blue and golden pastels on highly lustrous and satiny surfaces Liberty s portrait stands out with bold to sharp definition The hair detail in fact is just a few strands shy of complete The reverse delivers full wing feathers for the eagle and very well struck


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    The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins



    Superb Gem 1906 D Barber Dime Condition Census Quality 20040 1906 D MS 67 PCGS CAC Secure Holder This Condition Census Superb Gem dime is from the first year of operations at the Denver Mint The lustrous and satiny surfaces are toned in splashes of vivid olive gold reddish orange crimson russet and cobalt blue iridescence most vivid at the peripheries A bold strike adds to the overall appeal One of the most popular Barber dimes


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins, U.S. Pattern Coins



    U S HALF DIMES U S HALF DIMES U S FLOWING HAIR HALF Dime Condition Census 1795 HALF DIME Lot No 114 Enlarged 114 1795 Logan McCloskey 3 Brilliant Uncircu lated with some claims to Choice status A solidly Condition Census example of this somewhat scarce variety This is a lovely little coin The obverse is toned around the rim in iridescent blue rose and pale green while Liberty s head in the cen ter is still the pale silver gray of the as struck coin The reve


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    The Orlando Sale



    s neck feathers are sharp a feature lacking from many early dimes in similar or even higher grades Certainly well up in the Condition Census for the JR 9 die pairing The reverse die shows light evidence of clashing around the eagle s head from Liberty s bust on the obverse NC i Census 2 I finer finest MS 65 within v irietv design itiun 44 tf Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated 1824 2 Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1824 2 JR 1 Rarity 3 MS 64 PCGS A frosty coin that shows ample lustre to please the eye and solid surfaces A hint of gold is seen along with a trace of darker gray adher ing and outlining the devices For identification there is a shallow dull nick in the field between star 5 and Liberty s eye and on the reverse by a shallow scuff along the upper left portion of the left wing


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    The J.A. Sherman Collection: Rare Coins and Minerals



    The A Sherman Collectk n Half Dimes August 5 U S HALF DIMES All half dime photos are 2x U S FLOWING HAIR HALF DIMES Desirable 1794 LM l V 1 Half Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1794 Logan McCloskey 1 Valentine 1 Rarity 5 AU 55 NGC Attractive dark silver with russet highlights on both sides This is an early die state for this variety struck before the obverse crack appears The surfaces are aver age with a complex scuff on Liberty s truncation and another before her mouth A few planchet streaks are present on the reverse including one in the right wi


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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    k every bit as attractive as many near gems we have seen and certainly more desirable than many scuffy Mint State pieces in the marketplace No serious surface problems or over whelming hairlines are noted just a dull nick behind Liberty s cap and another dull nick at central reverse that affects two shield up rights A very pretty dime that will require a premium bid Extraordinary 1820 JR 8 Dime Condition Census 519 1820 JR 8 Rarity 3 Large Date MS 64 NGC Reflective surfaces boast a rich combination of autuimial orange and amber with splashes of bright blue at the peripheries Remarkably lu s trous and generally well struck with flat centers to stars 7 and 8 as well as some weakness on right talons and arrowheads Only mi nor scattered contact points and the occasional hairline keep this beautif


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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    104 The Frog Run Faiuvi Collection Beautiful 1821 JR 10 Dime Condition Census 2x photo 522 1821 JR 10 Rarity 3 Small Date MS 64 PCGS Choice cartwheel lustre and exceptional golden toning define both ob verse and reverse One of the finest survivors from this die mar riage comparable to the choice Lovejoy coin and perhaps one or two others but still a contender for finest known status The fields show some reflectivity and the devices are frosty Nearly immacu


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    n well struck in most areas and with a bold and handsome appearance Both obverse and reverse have full dentils especially prominent on the obverse serving to frame the design Abundant mint lustre is vis ible in protected areas Dimes of the 1796 1797 style with Draped Bust obverse and Small Eagle reverse are quite elusive the 1797 being the rarer of the two dates Memorable 1798 7 Overdate Dime Condition Census Quality 339 1798 7 JR 2 Rarity 5 13 Stars Reverse AU 58 PCGS Light gray toning with splashes of blue and lilac characterizes both sides Somewhat lightly struck at the centers as usual for the vari ety The overdate feature is bold While the 1798 7 ranges from scarce to rare in all grades at the level offered here it is high in the PCGS Population with just one finer The specialist i


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    ample illustrates the Liberty Seated dime with cereal wreath reverse and with arrows at date made only in 1873 j and 1874 The strike is excellent The present piece has lilac gold and magenta toning all nicely blended together with no one hue predominating over deep mirror surfaces Ideal to illustrate this variety in a type set PCGS Population 8 1 finer Proof 67 Breathtaking 1874 CC Dime Condition Census Mint State Key to the Series photo 378 1874 CC Arrows MS 62 PCGS Light lilac and heather over sharply struck letters and devices A breathtaking example of yet another amazing Carson City dime the second finest 1874 CC dime graded by PCGS and one of relatively few examples of the date known at the Mint State level Similar to certain earlier offer ings the 1874 CC is not priced at all in


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    Gobrecht Journal #56

    3/15/1993

    ght bows and any tilt of the mintmark For the latter it is suggested that the coin be held upright and then tilted away at the top making any tilt of the O appear more evident Although 1848 0 half dimes have never been regarded as rare relatively few listings include one In uncirculated grades coins of this date are only occasionally available usually in well publicized sales The 1988 half Dime Condition Census survey published in Issue 41 of the journal listed only 69 examples of the 1 848 0 half dime with no detail on die varieties Only 21 of these coins were in XF or better condition The writer s interest in this date was aroused when he failed for some time to find nice sharp examples of what were then regarded as common coins A summary of the major die features of the eight known varieties of t


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    Journal of the Barber Coin Collectors' Society, vol. 3, no. 2

    6/1/1991 Barber

    real life market observation One dealer I know does not usually go out of his way to stock Barber coins However if he sees a problem free 1895 0 dime in VG or better he will buy it Right now GDN bid for a VG is 150 only 50 percent over that for a Good GDN bid for a Fine has now jumped to 310 If prices for Fine or better pieces continue to climb the bid for a VG will go to 200 1895 0 Dime Condition Census Table vg iq Fine VEiZfl VF 25 VF 3Q VF 35 3 2 1 1 3 1 0 2 2 0 1 1 2 1 XF 4Q XF 45 AU 50 AU 55 MS 60 MS 63 1 1 2 2 2 1 11 2 1 1 2 Note 1 Since we already know that the vast majority of 1895 0 dimes grade less than VG such coins will not be listed in this table However all survey forms reporting 1895 0 dimes in all grades will be used to compile data for future articles


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    JR 9 Extremely Fine R 2 Pale gray Dipped Struck from a clashed state of the reverse 1030 1821 Small Date JR 10 About Uncirculated R 3 Near Condition Census for the variety The scarcest of the 1821 Small Date Dimes This piece is toned deep golden brown in the centers iridescent blue around the rims Small hidden nick on reverse Most stars eagle s neck flatly struck RARE 1822 JR 1 Dime Condition Census Lot No 1031 Enlarged 1031 1822 JR 1 Brilliant Uncirculated R 3 Con dition Census An important example of the rarest date of the type Only one variety for the year About 300 1822 Dimes survive the vast majority being in grades lower than EF Light silver gray and pale golden brown toning Full unbroken Mint lustre on both sides Sharply struck unlike most seen only first three stars


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    IT to tops of two olive leaves beside All 1824 Dimes are overdates on an obverse originally dated 1822 SEE COLOR PLATE 1037 1824 2 Overdate JR 2 Very Good R 7 A second example of this extremely rare recently discovered variety Light gray highpoints darker golden brown fields Nicer than Lovejoy 68 and the EUSD plate coin From Coin Galleries sale of August 7 1985 lot 2198 1825 JR 1 Dime Condition Census No 1038 1038 1825 JR 1 Choice About Uncirculated R 4 Con dition Census A lovely example of this scarce variety Both sides are light gray with areas of iridescent yellow golden brown and pale green around the rims Nearly full Mint lustre can be seen on the reverse about 50 on the obverse Very close to Lovejoy 70 in condition The editors of EUSD note that Very few are in EF 45 or be


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins: Featuring the Collection of Richard Yeager and Important Additional Consignments



    Condition Census Bright silver gray with slightly darker toning around the rims Both sides brightly reflective the obverse particularly so Somewhat softly struck on curls and in center of shield Struck from the perfect state of the obverse reverse broken from rim to second A to scroll A very nice example of this variety From Bowers and Merena s 1987 ANA sale lot 254 1829 JR 5 SMALL IOC Dime Condition Census 1062 1829 Small 10c JR 5 About Uncirculated R 4 Condition Census A scarce variety unknown in Uncirculated condition Mostly silver gray areas of bright iridescent green and golden brown around parts of both rims Obverse surface partially reverse fully prooflike with blazing reflectivity Small planchet nick beside first two stars The near equivalent of Love joy 96 also graded About U


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    The March Sale: Important Consignments of United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins



    U S DIMES U S DIMES CHOICE 1802 JR 4 Dime Condition Census Enlarged 2318 1802 John Reich 4 Choice About Uncircu lated Rarity 4 Scarce as a date very rare in this high grade Condition Census very nearly fully Uncirculated Typical softness in centers see the JR plate Lovejoy 21 specimen for example Steel blue and gray toning on both sides Obverse rough in places from faint roller striations Few light hairlines Die lump in field below hai


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    The Keusch, Snow, & Del Zorro Collections



    he condition of the coin in question Trio of PCI certified 19th century dimes All have gold inserts 1829 JR 3 Rarity 4 AU 50 Mostly gray with vivid pink and blue accents A faint scratch is noted on the reverse 1841 AU 58 Pearl gray surfaces 1888 S AU 55 Pale champagne iridescence with faint scratch on Liberty s right arm viewer s left Total 3 pieces Superb Gem MS 67 1831 JR 6 Dime Condition Census Quality 3331 1831 JR 6 Rarity 3 MS 67 NGC A frosty delight Enchanting gold gray surfaces with rich sparkling lustre The strike is bold showing good detail at centers and the eye appeal is as nice as one would expect for a coin at the MS 67 level A scarce die combina tion we don t recall having handled any other examples quite this fine in recent times the only other example of JR 6 t


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    The Douglas C. Kaselitz Collection



    Session Four Friday July 17 6 00 PM ET Outstanding Gem 1805 4 Berries Dime Condition Census 5118 1805 JR 2 Rarity 2 4 Berries MS 66 PCGS CAC Both sides of this remarkably well preserved 4 Berries dime offer violet sky blue and golden pastels on highly lustrous and satiny surfaces Liberty s portrait stands out with bold to sharp definition The hair detail in fact is just a few strands shy of complete The reverse delivers full wing feathers for the eagle and very well struck


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    The November 2016 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins



    nds designation a number undoubtedly inflated by resubmission The present piece sits among the very top of that population sharing the MS 67 FB grade with only four other pieces Beautifully original and virtually untouched this coin is sure to serve as the highlight of a world class Mercury dime collection PCGS 4953 NGC ID 23HP PCGS Population 5 none finer Incredible Superb Gem 1942 1 Dime Condition Census With Full Bands 2060 1942 1 D Mercury Dime FS 101 MS 67 FB PCGS Top of the pop Superb Gem quality for this ever popular Mercury dime variety Billowy satin to softly frosted luster flows over fully impressed virtually pristine surfaces Otherwise brilliant speckled russet highlights adorn both sides especially the obverse In late 1941 the dies for the following year s coins were being p


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    The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins



    Superb Gem 1906 D Barber Dime Condition Census Quality 20040 1906 D MS 67 PCGS CAC Secure Holder This Condition Census Superb Gem dime is from the first year of operations at the Denver Mint The lustrous and satiny surfaces are toned in splashes of vivid olive gold reddish orange crimson russet and cobalt blue iridescence most vivid at the peripheries A bold strike adds to the overall appeal One of the most popular Barber dimes


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    United States Gold, Silver and Copper Coins, U.S. Pattern Coins



    U S HALF DIMES U S HALF DIMES U S FLOWING HAIR HALF Dime Condition Census 1795 HALF DIME Lot No 114 Enlarged 114 1795 Logan McCloskey 3 Brilliant Uncircu lated with some claims to Choice status A solidly Condition Census example of this somewhat scarce variety This is a lovely little coin The obverse is toned around the rim in iridescent blue rose and pale green while Liberty s head in the cen ter is still the pale silver gray of the as struck coin The reve


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    The Norweb Collection and Other Important Properties



    DIMES Memorable 1802 JR 2 Dime Condition Census Quality 2x photo 35 1802 John Reich 2 Rarity 5 AU 55 NGC This coin has an exceptional strike as Liberty shows bold definition on all her curls save for the one on her neck which is clearly outlined The reverse devices are also bold especially the shield and wings of the eagle This is the rare early die state struck prior to the reverse die shattering Examination of the surfaces discove


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    The Orlando Sale



    s neck feathers are sharp a feature lacking from many early dimes in similar or even higher grades Certainly well up in the Condition Census for the JR 9 die pairing The reverse die shows light evidence of clashing around the eagle s head from Liberty s bust on the obverse NC i Census 2 I finer finest MS 65 within v irietv design itiun 44 tf Very Choice Brilliant Uncirculated 1824 2 Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1824 2 JR 1 Rarity 3 MS 64 PCGS A frosty coin that shows ample lustre to please the eye and solid surfaces A hint of gold is seen along with a trace of darker gray adher ing and outlining the devices For identification there is a shallow dull nick in the field between star 5 and Liberty s eye and on the reverse by a shallow scuff along the upper left portion of the left wing


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    The J.A. Sherman Collection: Rare Coins and Minerals



    The A Sherman Collectk n Half Dimes August 5 U S HALF DIMES All half dime photos are 2x U S FLOWING HAIR HALF DIMES Desirable 1794 LM l V 1 Half Dime Condition Census Quality 399 1794 Logan McCloskey 1 Valentine 1 Rarity 5 AU 55 NGC Attractive dark silver with russet highlights on both sides This is an early die state for this variety struck before the obverse crack appears The surfaces are aver age with a complex scuff on Liberty s truncation and another before her mouth A few planchet streaks are present on the reverse including one in the right wi


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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    k every bit as attractive as many near gems we have seen and certainly more desirable than many scuffy Mint State pieces in the marketplace No serious surface problems or over whelming hairlines are noted just a dull nick behind Liberty s cap and another dull nick at central reverse that affects two shield up rights A very pretty dime that will require a premium bid Extraordinary 1820 JR 8 Dime Condition Census 519 1820 JR 8 Rarity 3 Large Date MS 64 NGC Reflective surfaces boast a rich combination of autuimial orange and amber with splashes of bright blue at the peripheries Remarkably lu s trous and generally well struck with flat centers to stars 7 and 8 as well as some weakness on right talons and arrowheads Only mi nor scattered contact points and the occasional hairline keep this beautif


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    The Frog Run Farm Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    104 The Frog Run Faiuvi Collection Beautiful 1821 JR 10 Dime Condition Census 2x photo 522 1821 JR 10 Rarity 3 Small Date MS 64 PCGS Choice cartwheel lustre and exceptional golden toning define both ob verse and reverse One of the finest survivors from this die mar riage comparable to the choice Lovejoy coin and perhaps one or two others but still a contender for finest known status The fields show some reflectivity and the devices are frosty Nearly immacu


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    The Kennywood Collection

    Numismatics; Auction catalogs

    n well struck in most areas and with a bold and handsome appearance Both obverse and reverse have full dentils especially prominent on the obverse serving to frame the design Abundant mint lustre is vis ible in protected areas Dimes of the 1796 1797 style with Draped Bust obverse and Small Eagle reverse are quite elusive the 1797 being the rarer of the two dates Memorable 1798 7 Overdate Dime Condition Census Quality 339 1798 7 JR 2 Rarity 5 13 Stars Reverse AU 58 PCGS Light gray toning with splashes of blue and lilac characterizes both sides Somewhat lightly struck at the centers as usual for the vari ety The overdate feature is bold While the 1798 7 ranges from scarce to rare in all grades at the level offered here it is high in the PCGS Population with just one finer The specialist i


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