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    Pleasingly Toned XF Details 1800 Half Dime

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY--Scratched--ANACS. XF45 Details. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The digit 8 is low and much closer to the dentils than the other digits in the date. On the reverse, the last A in the legend joins the nearby leaf tip. A deep scratch extends over Liberty's bustline just below the throat and runs about two-thirds of the way to her shoulder. What appears to be a weak strike on the reverse at BUS on the scroll is actually die damage, and there is also weakness on the eagle's right (facing) wing. The surfaces are pleasingly toned in a light melange of copper-gold and ice-blue.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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