SBP2023年3月#4-James Allaire Millholland集藏
1837 Liberty Seated Dime. No Stars. Fortin-101b. Rarity-2. Large Date. Repunched Date. MS-65 (PCGS).The Millholland Collection 1837 No Stars dime offers outstanding quality and eye appeal for this brief design type from the early Liberty Seated dime series. Smooth and lustrous surfaces exhibit splashes of reddish-russet iridescence on a softly frosted finish. The strike is razor sharp over even the most intricate design elements, and the eye appeal is strong. The Fortin-101b attribution represents the middle die state of the circulation strike 1837 Large Date dime, the base of the digit 7 in the date repunched and the lower obverse shattered by one (here) or two (later) die cracks.<p>One of the classic U.S. Mint designs of the 19th century, the Liberty Seated motif would eventually be used at one point or another on all silver denominations from the half dime through the silver dollar. It made its debut on the dime in 1837 with a mintage of 682,500 circulation strikes from the Philadelphia Mint, as well as a small number of Proofs. A refreshingly uncluttered design that allows the eye to focus on the most significant device (Libertys portrait), the No Stars type remained in production for just two years, only at the Philadelphia Mint in 1837, and the New Orleans Mint likewise alone in 1838. With the 1838-O much scarcer in all grades and elusive in Mint State, virtually all pressure from type collectors for this brief design is focused on the 1837. Buyers seeking a circulated example will usually have an easy go at it, as this issue is plentiful in those grades. Mint State pieces are another matter, however. In premium Gem Uncirculated this issue is rare, and our offering of the Millholland specimen is a special occasion that deserves the undivided attention of astute bidders.PCGS# 4561. NGC ID: 237R.PCGS Population: 31; 12 finer (MS-67 finest).From the Collection of James Allaire Millholland, 1842-1911.