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    1800 Draped Bust Half Dime, AU50
    V-1, LM-1

    1800 H10C AU50 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. All four digits in the date are equally spaced, and the large 8 in the date is made from two small "o" punches. The second 0 in the date nearly touches the bottom of the bust. On the reverse a leaf is joined to the left diagonal of the last A in AMERICA, and the upright of the last T in STATES is over the left edge of cloud 3. This piece shows beautiful patina in a mix of sage, cinnamon, and lavender, with considerable luster remaining and a few light scrapes that appear only under a loupe. A nice AU type coin of this most available variety for the year. Census: 15 in 50, 73 finer (4/11).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    June, 2011
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