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    Conditionally Scarce 1800 Half Dime
    V-1, LM-1, MS62

    1800 H10C MS62 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The 8 in the date is large and closely spaced to the denticles. On the reverse, a leaf is joined to the left diagonal of the second A in AMERICA. No half dimes were struck in 1798 and 1799, so the 1800 was the first issue of this denomination to feature a Heraldic Eagle reverse, which was first used in 1796 on quarter eagles.
    This vibrantly toned piece features violet and rose-orange toning in the margins that blends nicely with the silver-gray centers. Several stars and clouds on the reverse are softly defined, as typical for this variety, but the rest of the details are bold. Both sides show prominent clash marks. Soft luster shines beneath the attractive toning. This variety is available in most grades, but it is seldom offered in Mint State.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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