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Lot 1816

1870 Pattern Dime. Silver, reeded edge. Judd-843. Pollock-942, Rarity-6. PCGS graded Proof 66. One of the finest examples of this pattern issue, curiously Dr. Benson had three of these, all in high grades, with this particular one graded the highest of the group. Lilac gray in color, toned evenly on both the obverse and reverse. Sharply struck, with no signs of weakness to be found, including the date which is often weak. Superbly preserved, no hairlines or contact marks to detract the eye. The reverse die was rotated about 10 degrees counterclockwise when this coin was struck which is normal for the issue. PCGS has graded a total of 23 examples of this coin, which probably keeps it within the lower range of Rarity-6. This particular coin is one of the 2 finest graded by PCGS, and likely tied for the finest known. An impressive, beautiful and rare coin for the connoisseur (PCGS # 61087) .
Estimated Value $1,600 - 1,800.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin Company's auction circa 1944-46 lot 1572.

Realized $2,415

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