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    Sharply Defined 1800 Half Dime, XF Details

    1800 H10C --Cleaned--ANACS. XF40 Details. 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 are well centered on the planchet. The dentils are relatively strong on each side. Silvery surfaces display sky-blue and violet patination, and are finely hairlined. Overall, not a bad early half dime.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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