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Lot 1820

1870 Pattern Dime. Silver, plain edge. Judd-850. Pollock-957. High rarity-6. PCGS graded Proof 65. Delightful lilac gray toning on both the obverse and reverse. Fully struck on all the design elements, including the highest points of the cotton, wheat and corn wreath on the reverse. Superb surfaces expected for a gem, and we see no trace of disturbances or hairlines. Close examination will note fine die lines present on the obverse, and these are seen on most of specimens of this pattern obverse. Note that the reverse die is rotated about 30 degrees counter clockwise. PCGS has graded only 4 examples this high, with a single coin graded higher, and importantly just 9 altogether, making this pattern likely a high rarity-6 issue. In PCGS holder #3606030 (PCGS # 61094) .
Estimated Value $1,500 - 1,700.
From the Benson collection and purchased from Hollinbeck Stamp & Coin Company's auction circa 1944-46 as lot 1570.

Realized $1,955

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