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    Well-Struck 1800 Half Dime
    V-1, LM-1, MS62

    1800 H10C MS62 PCGS. CAC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The second 0 in the date nearly touches the lower drapery, and the 1 is quite close to the lowest hair curl. The 8 in the date is the tallest of the digits, with a ropelike appearance caused by thickness of the strokes. (The invaluable Logan-McCloskey Federal Half Dimes 1792-1837 points out that this is the product of an 8 configured through the use of two small "o" punches.)
    This is the most common die marriage of 1800; pieces are available up to Gem Mint State. This charming MS62 example offers light silver-gray surfaces with somewhat muted luster and splashes of amber patina throughout. Two thin scrapes appear under a loupe in the rear hair details. The strike is fairly well executed, despite some weakness on the upper hair and the eagle's neck.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 7/2008), lot 1593, which brought $19,550.
    From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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