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    Elusive 1800 Half Dime AU53, V-1, LM-1

    1800 H10C AU53 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. A prominent die break (as made) within the denticles below the 00 in the date confirms the die marriage. This sharply struck early Half Dime has deep lavender and olive-green patina. Very close to Mint State, but moderate abrasions are noted near the L in LIBERTY and on Liberty's forehead, cheek, and chin. A sharp example of this scarce early silver type.
    Ex: Portland Signature (Heritage, 3/2004), lot 5467.
    From The Menlo Park Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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