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Lot 1812

1869 Pattern Dime. Silver, plain edge. Judd-709. Pollock-788, High rarity-6. PCGS graded Proof 66. Similar to the other Standard Silver issues, on this obverse Liberty sports a plain hair ribbon and a single star on her diadem. On the reverse, a wreath of laurel and oak tied with a ribbon at the bottom, STANDARD SILVER above and around, with the denomination 10 CENTS at the center and the date below. Sharply struck on the obverse, the reverse with minor weakness on the lower portions of the wreath. Color wise, this one is well matched with the others patterns from the Benson collection, with steel gray hues and substantial blue tones when examined with a light. The color is generally even on the obverse, and slightly irregular on the reverse, with lighter areas near the centers, and a few lighter areas left of the date. An important rarity for specialist, PCGS notes only 7 have been graded in all, with this one alone at the top as PR-66, and NGC has graded a total of 6, with none seen above PF-65 by that service. Apparently the finest graded, and perhaps the finest known of this issue, so bid accordingly, as this coin is a high Rarity-6 issue. In PCGS holder #3606026 (PCGS # 60934) .
Estimated Value $1,800 - 2,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin Company's auction circa 1944-46 lot 1557.

Realized $2,300

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