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    1800 V-2, LM-3 Half Dime, MS62
    LIBEKTY Variant

    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 15 Uncirculated specimens, and NGC has certified 14 coins in that grade range. 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. Population: 5 in 62, 9 finer (3/13).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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