1901-S 10C MS (PCGS# 4826)

2006 March Palm Beach, FL Signature Auction #412

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Lot Description
1901-S 10C MS65 PCGS. A remarkable Gem example of this elusive key-date issue. The mintage of this issue, limited to just 593,022 coins, tells much of the story of its rarity. Not including the non-collectible 1894-S issue, this production total was the fourth lowest of the entire series from 1892 to 1916. Only the 1895-O, 1896-S, and 1913-S dimes had lower mintages. Current population data confirms the rarity, with a total of just 17 examples graded in MS65 or finer by PCGS. A sharply struck example with frosty luster and medium intensity toning. The surfaces are mostly golden-brown with lighter ivory color on the reverse. The obverse is accented by additional iridescent splashes. A few minor abrasions on each side have limited the grade. Population: 8 in 65, 9 finer (1/06).
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