1919-S 10C, FB MS (PCGS# 4927)

2009 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1129

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Lot Description
1919-S 10C MS65 Full Bands PCGS. Ex: Joshua II Collection. After only the 1918-S, the 1919-S is the most difficult San Francisco Mercury dime to locate with Gem quality surfaces and Full Bands detail. If one were to consider total number of extant pieces, however, the 1919-S the definitely the rarer of the two issues. As befits the grade, this lustrous representative is devoid of distracting blemishes. Beautiful sunset-gold patina blankets both sides, but the crisply defined devices and incredibly sharp crossbands are easily this coin's most dominant attributes. An awe-inspiring survivor from this heavily circulated, little saved delivery. Population: 20 in 65 Full Bands, 3 finer (7/09). Ex: Louis Bassano Collection (Heritage, 8/2000), lot 6989, which realized $11,155.
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