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1860 Transitional Half Dime
Judd-267, MS64

1860 H10C Transitional, Judd-267, Pollock-315, R.4, MS64 NGC.
The Transitional half dime, featuring the With Stars obverse as used from 1839 through 1859--but dated 1860--combined with the Cereal Wreath reverse used in 1860 and subsequently. Struck in silver with a reeded edge.

This is a popular pattern issue that is collected by many Seated Liberty aficionados alongside the regular-issue series. The usual mintage given is 100 pieces. As quoted in Pollock, Heritage cataloger Mark Van Winkle writes that all specimens show a "characteristic die scratch from the left base of the rock to the rim." Seated Liberty half dime expert Al Blythe writes in his reference, "This transitional is one of two in the Half Dime series that bear no statutory legend, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Reports surface periodically regarding the existence of proofs, but I suspect with only 100 coins struck that there was almost no die wear and all coins minted were proof-like and sharply struck."

Fifty-seven examples are certified at PCGS (listed in the Patterns section of the Population Report), although to find the 52 Mint State examples certified at NGC, one must look in the Half Dimes section of the Census Report, where the issue is listed as "1860 Transitional, Judd-267!" Ironically, there is no listing in the Mint State Patterns section.

Physical Description.
A bit irregularly struck with slight softness noted at the top of the obverse and bottom of the reverse, indicating the dies must have slipped out of alignment. The bright, lustrous surfaces show rose toning over most of each side, with an accent of blue-green around the peripheries. No mentionable marks are seen on either side. NGC Census: 14 in MS64, 26 finer. PCGS Population: 18 in MS64, 17 finer (12/08).

Ex: Stack's (4/1986), lot 370.
From The Lemus Collection, Queller Family Collection Part Two. (NGC ID# 2346, PCGS# 4373)

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