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disme 1792 in august showcase auction

Illustrious 1792 Disme Featured in our August 2022 Showcase Auction

By Christopher Maisano, Numismatist

Author: Christopher Maisano / Wednesday, May 04, 2022 / Categories: United States Coin of the Week

We are pleased to feature a Judd-10 1792 disme that will be a highlight in our August 2022 Global Showcase Auction. The 1792 disme is an important rarity, struck in very small numbers in the earliest days of the United States Mint. Today about 15 copper examples are known to survive in all grades, while only three are known in silver. The disme, no matter its composition, ranks high with the other 1792 issues in terms of historical significance, as it is the denomination that Thomas Jefferson personally suggested as equal to the value of a half pistareen and ensured a decimal base to the newly developed American monetary system.

For collectors whose numismatic interest is tied to history, nothing could top the issues of 1792. They were the very first products of the Mint, part of a start-up that was overseen by Jefferson and President George Washington. The MS-62 (PCGS) disme in our August 2022 auction is the finest known Judd-10 example and could become the centerpiece of a truly remarkable cabinet. It offers pristine surfaces and lovely copper toning displaying blue and purple hues. It is truly Choice Uncirculated and has earned CAC approval. This iconic pattern encompasses the desirable attributes of history, rarity, and beauty. Come August, on numismatics' grandest stage, collectors will have the opportunity to acquire this incredible piece of Americana.

For more information about the Stack's Bowers Galleries August 2022 Global Showcase Auction visit StacksBowers.com. To consign your coins or paper money to one of our Showcase auctions or to our Collectors Choice Online auctions call 800-458-4646 or email [email protected].

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