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    1800 V-2, LM-3 Half Dime, MS62+
    LIBEKTY Obverse

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY MS62+ NGC. CAC. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The first year of Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle half dime coinage included the distinctive LIBEKTY variety, the result of a broken punch for the R, with its top missing. That letter resembles a K. This early die state lacks the obverse crack left of the date that eventually forms a cud, and has the beginnings of a reverse die bulge left of the eagle's head.

    Both sides of this example exhibit faint hairlines and other trivial marks on the satin surfaces with full luster shining through wispy champagne toning. Both sides have an iridescent peripheral frame. The strike is bold with weakness only at the drapery and clouds. Census: 3 in 62 (1 in 62+), 10 finer (10/13).
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    November, 2013
    15th-16th Friday-Saturday
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