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    1800 LIBEKTY Half Dime, MS64
    V-2, LM-3

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY MS64 PCGS. CAC. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The "common" LIBEKTY variety with about 150 pieces known in all grades, but seldom encountered so fine. The other variety, V-4, LM-4, remains an R.7 variety, with fewer than a dozen pieces known. Both varieties have the distinctive broken B punch that looks like a K and gives the variety its name. The reverse of LM-3 has a berry below the right base of the final A, while LM-4 has a berry below the left base of that letter.

    This Choice Mint State example is impressive for a sharper-than-average strike that only shows a trace of weakness just left of center on each side. The surfaces are fully lustrous beneath gold, lilac, and iridescent toning. It is an exceptional piece for the collector of early type. Population: 7 in 64, 3 finer (3/14).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 5/2009), lot 378.
    From The Jim O'Neal Collection of U.S. Type, Part One.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    View all of [The Jim O'Neal Collection of U.S. Type, Part One ]

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