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    1800 LIBEKTY Half Dime, V-2, LM-3, MS62
    Popular Guide Book Variety

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY MS62 PCGS. CAC. V-2, LM-3, R.4. A broken R punch causes the letter to resemble a K and identifies this popular Guide Book-listed variety. The obverse is shared between the V-2, LM-3 and much-rarer V-4, LM-4 varieties. On the V-2, LM-3, as here, a leaf touches the left diagonal of the last A in AMERICA.
    Although not particularly rare relative to other half dime varieties, the 1800 LIBEKTY LM-3 is by no means common, with only 150 or so examples believed to exist in all grades. Mint State examples, however, are quite challenging. PCGS reports a mere 13 Uncirculated specimens, and NGC has certified an identical population in that grade range. This is only the fifth Mint State 1800 LIBEKTY half dime that Heritage has offered. The luster on this example is a bit subdued, with deep lilac and reddish toning on each side. The striking details are sharp, except on the eagle's breast.
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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