1879 $10 MS (PCGS# 8683)

Atlanta ANA Signature Sale #402

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1879 $10 MS64 NGC. Possible 1879/8. Breen-6993. This mysterious overdate has been known for decades, but never officially recognized. In part this is because of its extreme scarcity--only two Uncirculated pieces were known to Breen when he published his 1988 Encyclopedia. The diagnostics listed for B-6993 are: "Part of lower r. loop of 8 within loop of 9." (This is apparently a typo as it would be the lower left loop of the 8 that would show in the bottom of the 9). A strong magnifier will reward the viewer when examining this piece. There is definitely something in the lower loop of the 9 and it is closed on the left side, as the lower loop of an 8 would be. This underdigit, if we may call it that, is actually quite sharp, and we would speculate that this may be an early die state of this variety. The coin otherwise is very pleasing for the grade. The luster is bright and imparts a semi-reflective sheen in the fields. The strike a little soft on a couple of the stars, but all in all a good coin for the grade with light, original, yellow-golden coloration. Census: 4 in 64, 1 finer (2/06).
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