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    1800 Half Dime, AU50
    V-2, LM-3, LIBEKTY

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY AU50 NGC. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The top of the R punch broke off prior to its Mint use to create the obverse die, hence the LIBEKTY name. The peripheral obverse die break at 7 o'clock, and the large break at the left shield corner, are also characteristic of V-2. This is a pleasing mark-free example with lovely lavender and stone-gray toning. Struck a few degrees off center toward 9 o'clock.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2012), lot 3428, which realized $6,900.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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