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    1800 LIBEKTY Half Dime, VF20

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY VF20 PCGS. V-2, LM-3, R.4. Of the four obverse dies used to produce half dimes in 1800, two use the die that was unfinished at the top of the R in LIBERTY, giving the word the apparent spelling of LIBEKTY. The surfaces on this piece are deep gray in the fields and recesses of the devices with brilliantish-silvery accents over the devices. Close examination with a magnifier shows graffiti in the left obverse and reverse fields that is not apparent to the unaided eye because of the depth of the toning. (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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