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Lot 1690

1800 Draped Bust Dime. PCGS graded JR-2. MS-63 PQ. Well struck and lustrous. Bluish-violet, slightly iridescent. A stunning coin. We sold a PCGS AU58 in our Feb 5, 2006 sale,lot 642, realized $15,525. A first-rate specimen in this exceptionally high grade, with richly permeating luster that flows across the frosty pale toned surfaces. Satisfactorily struck for the date, indeed, about as excellent as this year is ever found. The coin's designer would have loved this one! Almost all of Liberty's hair curls show great "depth" of detail. Only those at the center near the neck are flattened from insufficient metal flow into the dies. The drapery is excellent, as are the obverse stars. On the reverse, the beautifully toned devices are exceedingly well made, including a full E PLURIBUS UNUM on the scroll, nice wing and chest detail, with full feathers in the tail. Only some of the feathers of the eagle's breast lack definition, as does the right corner of the shield and nearby wing feathers (a high point on the design that seldom comes bolder on any date in the series). Ideally suited for a high-grade U.S. early dime collection or a specialist's Type set of 19th century American coins. Pop 1; 1 in 65; 1 in 66. 3rd Finest known. (PCGS # 4470) .

Die characteristics: Rarity-5. This die pairing is distinguished by a short spine from the right tip of the shield and wider As in the reverse lettering causing the A and M of AMERICA to appear joined.
Estimated Value $30,000 - 35,000.

 
Realized $48,300
 



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