1899 10C MS (PCGS# 4818)

LB Signature Sale #460

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Lot Description
1899 10C MS66 NGC. The satiny silver surfaces display a bold strike, with only the most minuscule evidence of contact. Interestingly, both sides show die cracks that directly oppose each other: on the obverse from the rim at 3 o'clock to Liberty's nose, on the reverse at 3 o'clock from the rim to the E in DIME. The odds of such an occurrence at random must be astronomical, but if that is not the case, the cause-effect mechanism is unknown: Perhaps a small object came between the dies when they struck together without a blank planchet intervening. A couple of other small die cracks, from the rim inward, have no opposite parallels. An interesting and beautifully lustrous piece. From The Southwest Collection.
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