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    1800 V-2, LM-3 Half Dime, AU55
    LIBEKTY Obverse

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY AU55 PCGS. CAC. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The top of the R in LIBERTY is broken on this distinctive obverse, and resembles the letter K. Two reverse dies were paired with the obverse. The other variety, V-4, LM-4, is a major rarity with less than a dozen examples known. The present specimen is a remarkably fine example of the more plentiful LIBEKTY variety. This piece is the only AU55 PCGS certified specimen, and that service has graded 19 finer pieces, including resubmissions (3/12). It is far nicer than the average NGC and PCGS certified grade is 40.
    A lovely Choice AU example, this piece has pleasing pewter and gray-brown surfaces with considerable underlying luster. The strike is excellent and the surfaces are attractive with only a few trivial imperfections on each side.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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