1805 Draped Bust 10¢
AU50 [PCGS Green Label]
One of my favorite coins on this list.
Absolutely nothing like a typical example of this type, and grade, with a nice even strike, and fabulous old toning in vivid shades of rose, rich blue, sea green and gold on the obverse and reverse.
In the recent Stack's-Bowers ANA auction there were 2 early dimes in old PCGS holders, a 1796 and an 1803, with a look slightly similar to this, and both went absolutely berzerk in the sale (I know, because I bid on both and was swamped as they zoomed into the mid 20K's).
So I was thrilled to see this coin walk up to the table on Saturday where I could buy it instantly and then place it on this list.
Not inexpensive for the issue, but coins that look like this never are.
Note that this coin has been verified by CAC.
This coin is from the CRO archives and is not currently available for sale.
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