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    Attractive 1800 Half Dime, AU55 PCGS

    1800 H10C AU55 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The V-1 1800 half dime is the most frequently encountered of the varieties known for this date. All four digits in the date are equally spaced on this variety, and the first star is low in the field. On this example, the design elements are nicely defined, save for the eagle's breast, and generally well centered on the planchet, and most of the dentils show on each side. A mix of lavender, light gray, cobalt-blue, and yellow patination bathes well preserved surfaces that display traces of luster in the protected areas. A couple of small marks on the bottom of Liberty's neck are mentioned for accuracy.
    From The Melrose Bay Collection.(#4264) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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