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    1800 LIBEKTY Half Dime, AU50
    Richly Toned V-2, LM-3 Variety

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY AU50 PCGS. V-2, LM-3, R.4. A defective R punch led to this popular Guide Book variety. The 8 in the date was apparently formed by entering two small 0 punches one on top of the other. These die features indicate the primitive nature of the early U.S. Mint. The present AU example has pleasing sea-green, russet-brown, and dove-gray toning. Design definition is soft in places, especially below the eagle's beak, created by the die break in that area, usual for the V-2 marriage. Mark-free and attractive with noticeable remaining luster.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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