Leo Frese, Consulting, of Greenwood Village CO reports the first known sale of the recently discovered 1919 Double Die Dime.
First found in February of this year, 8-10 examples have been reported to date. The example Frese sold was the third to be discovered.
This piece was found by Bjorn Bergstrom of Kearney Coin Center in Kearney, Nebraska. Bjorn sent the coin to PCGS where he received a grade of VG-8. The coin was sold by Frese at the ANA convention in Rosemont, Illinois to Rich Uhrich, a dealer specializing in rare date collector coins, early American type, and coins with great eye appeal. The coin traded hands in the $4000 range.
Other examples of the date, which many collectors and dealers are comparing to the 1916/16 Buffalo nickel, have been graded by NGC and ANACS. To date, the finest known “straight graded” example is an ANACS XF 40 currently held by a collector in Oregon. The discovery coin, graded ANACS VF 20 is also in the hands of a collector. The remaining known coins have graded Good with the exception of an NGC AU Details coin.
The accompanying photo above shows the bold doubling in IN GOD WE TRUST.