1792 10C J-10, BN SP (PCGS# 911026)

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1792 P10C Disme, Judd-10, Pollock-11, High R.6, PR62 Brown NGC. Copper, Reeded Edge. The smooth fields exhibit slight reflectivity and few abrasions. A few tiny marks are evident only on Liberty's cheek, and they are hardly visible without magnification. A small patch of old corrosion is visible in the lower hair curls, over to the lower right border, and another dull reddish patch can be seen inside the border at about 10 o'clock. The reverse is similarly smooth with only a few tiny abrasions, even less severe than those on the obverse. Both sides have splendid olive-brown color, the obverse with lighter tan that is faded from original mint color, and the reverse with delightful lilac, also faded from original mint red. The strike is bold with virtually full details on each side. Both sides have full borders, the obverse slightly wider at the left. Die State. There is no visible die deterioration on either side of this piece. As a trial piece with an extremely limited production, different die states are unexpected. Condition Census. Probably the second finest known behind the Garrett Collection specimen, this piece is one of just two examples that NGC has certified as a proof or presentation piece. Appearances. Plated in Walter Breen's Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Proof Coins 1722-1989. It also appears to be the same piece illustrated in the second through seventh editions of Judd's pattern book. It is probably the piece that appeared in Abe Kosoff's 1962 Illustrated History price list, and is similar to lot 391 in the June 1909 Jewett Collection catalog. Obverse Die. Liberty faces left with her hair in nine flowing locks. Her features are in bold and rounded relief. The date is below the bust with the serif of the 1 joined to the bottom bust line, and the remaining digits spaced progressively more distant. Starting below the 1, the legend reads clockwise LIBERTY PARENT OF SCIENCE AND INDUS. with the final S below the 2. A tiny center dot on the back of the h
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