(1783) Libertas Americana medal. Betts-615. Silver. MS-62 (PCGS).

(1783)

100000
(1783) Libertas Americana medal. Betts-615. Bronze. MS-63 BN (PCGS).

(1783)

35000
1792中心银美分 PCGS SP 45

1792中心银

300000
1792铜币美分 PCGS AU 58

1792铜币美

700000
1792五美分银币 PCGS MS 63

1792五美分

250000
(ca. 1859) Fugio “pattern” by Horatio Rust and Scovill Manufacturing Company. Newman 101-BB, W-17520

(ca. 18

20000
1787 Fugio copper. Newman 19-Z, W-6975. Rarity-5. STATES UNITED, Label with Raised Rims. AU-58 (PCGS

1787 Fu

12000
1787 Fugio copper. Newman 13-X, W-6855. Rarity-2. Pointed Rays, STATES UNITED. MS-64 BN (PCGS).

1787 Fu

3000
1787 Fugio copper. Newman 17-S, W-6935. Rarity-3. Pointed Rays, STATES UNITED. AU-58+ (PCGS).

1787 Fu

5000
1787 Fugio copper. Newman 11-A, W-6780. Rarity-6. Pointed Rays, UNITED over STATES. MS-66 RB (PCGS).

1787 Fu

30000
1787 Fugio copper. Newman 8-B, W-6740. Rarity-3. Pointed Rays, UNITED STATES. MS-64 BN (PCGS).

1787 Fu

5000
1787 Fugio copper. Newman 3-D, W-6680. Rarity-3. Club Rays. EF-45 (PCGS).

1787 Fu

3500
1776 Continental “dollar.” Newman 3-D, W-8460. Rarity-4. EG FECIT. Pewter. AU-58+ (PCGS).

1776 Co

60000
1776 Continental “dollar.” Newman 2-C, W-8455. Rarity-3. CURRENCY. Pewter. MS-62+ (PCGS).

1776 Co

85000

Lot:7153  1792十美分 PCGS AU 58+

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拍品分类 世界钱币 品相 PCGS AU58+
拍品估价 USD 250000 成交价 USD 360000
拍卖专场 SBP2018年10月巴尔地摩-美国钱币The Archangel#8 拍卖公司 SBP
开拍日期 2018-10-27 06:30:00 结标日期 2018-10-27 09:30:00 拍卖状态 成交
拍品描述 1792十美分 PCGS AU 58+

1792 disme. Copper. Judd-10. AU-58+ (PCGS). CAC.ZZZ grains. Reeded edge. Medal turn. A historic relic from the earliest days of the United States Mint, this exceptional 1792 disme is as beautiful today as it was then. Its excellence in execution belies the inexperience of those who produced it, with finely engraved dies capably struck onto a well-made planchet. Ideally centered on both sides, a broad frame of denticles of even length surround the frosty chocolate brown surfaces on both obverse and reverse. The surfaces are both glossy and lustrous, rich in tone and lightest in the protected areas where mint color was last to fade. The portrait of Liberty was brought into full relief and detail by a single bold strike, standing out in good contrast from the smooth fields that surround it. The reverse is similarly choice, with a nicely rendered eagle showing just the usual flat area at absolute center but maintaining better than usual details in the head, wings, and talons. The light shades around the peripheral legends are gold and olive, barely faded from mint color. The fields on both sides are essentially immaculate, free of any troubling marks or post-striking contact points. A trivial and shallow flaw below the eagle is noted only as an identifier, as it is not of sufficient boldness to manifest in a photograph. A tiny speck of scale clings at the obverse rim above T in PARENT, harmless and stable. An infinitesimal rim nick above I of LIBERTY is both hidden by the holder and inoffensive without it. The aesthetic appeal is unimprovable at this grade level and ranks this as easily the prettiest of the non-Mint State examples of this issue. Indeed, it is easy to class this as superior to several a grade higher.<p>Clearly any 1792 issue is of special importance and interest, but the disme is truly foundational to our monetary system. It was the lynchpin of Jeffersons decimal plan, the small denomination that held the decimal place between the lowly cent and the mighty dollar. Jefferson conceived it as equal in value to the Spanish half pistareen, which he described as "a coin perfectly familiar to us all." Though the disme was a key part of the 1792 experimental program, struck in both silver and copper, with edges that were both plain and reeded, the circulation dime program was bogged down early, as few depositors wanted their silver back in the small denomination, preferring dollars or halves instead. <p>There are only three silver 1792 dismes known, making it one of the most august American rarities. In <em>1792:</em> <em>Birth of a Nations Coinage</em>, authors Smith, Orosz, and Augsburger recorded 19 discrete specimens of Judd-10 in copper. One is silver-plated, one is graded Poor-1 (PCGS), and three are impounded (Smithsonian, Byron Reed / Durham Museum, Independence National Historic Park). Most are well worn; just seven of those listed are graded AU-55 or higher. Three additional specimens of Judd-11, with plain edge, are known, one of which is badly disfigured.<p>Off the market since 1976, this piece is now ranked as the third finest certified by PCGS.PCGS Population: 1; 2 finer (SP-64 BN finest).From the Archangel Collection. Earlier, from Stack’s 1976 American Numismatic Association sale, August 1976, lot 131; New England Rare Coin Auctions’ sale of November 1975, lot 383.