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    Choice AU 1800 Half Dime
    LIBEKTY Variety, V-2, LM-3

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY AU55 PCGS. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The 'LIBEKTY' variety, although undesignated as such on the PCGS holder. The R punch used to help enter LIBERTY was defective, missing the upper crossbar, and resembles (with some imagination) the letter K. This is a lightly toned and partly lustrous example with the usual die break beneath the eagle's beak and some softness of strike on the right (facing) wing opposite the bust tip. Smooth aside from a small granular area on the cleavage.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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