The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Superb Gem 1796 Half Dollar

Lot 1044
Choice Mint State 1803 Dime

Ex: Parmelee, Atwater, Bareford Finest Certified by PCGS

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1803 Draped Bust Dime. JR-3. Rarity-4. MS-64 (PCGS).This memorable 1803 dime has it all: high grade, outstanding eye appeal, and an incredible provenance. Allen Lovejoy, a former owner and one of the authors of the JR book on early dimes, called it MS-65. The surfaces are ivory with rich luster and with attractive gold toning at the borders. The strike is usual for the variety, and the obverse die displays myriad tiny cracks. In 2008 the Heritage cataloger called it “the finest known example of 1803 JR-3 and the finest existing 1803 dime of any variety.”

Stated another way, this is the ultimate 1803 dime!

Provenance: New York Coin & Stamp Company’s sale of the Lorin G. Parmelee Collection, June 1890, lot 808; B. Max Mehl’s sale of the William Cutler Atwater Collection, June 1946, lot 895; Norman Shultz; our sale of the Harold S. Bareford Collection, October 1981, lot 147; our sale of the Allen F. Lovejoy Collection, October 1990, lot 24; Waldo Bolen; RARCOA/Akers session of Numisma ’95, lot 2017; Ed Price; Heritage ANA Sale, July 2008, lot 1438.

Rarities Auction Accompanying The D. Brent Pogue Collection

Stack’s Bowers Galleries will be hosting an exclusive Rarities Auction, held in conjunction with The D. Brent Pogue Collection. We will be accepting limited consignments of United States and world coins and paper money, featured in a spectacular catalog reserved for the rarest of the rare. Special terms will apply. If you are interested in participating in this unique opportunity, please call 949-748-4849 or email us at [email protected].

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