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    Colorful Select 1800 Half Dime

    1800 H10C MS63 NGC. V-2, LM-3, R.4. After a two-year hiatus, the production of half dimes resumed in 1800, using a new Heraldic Eagle reverse. This example shows the top of the R in LIBERTY partially broken, though not to the extent of the full break at the top of this letter in the "LIBEKTY" variety. Also, the die damage at BUS on the reverse scroll in the LIBEKTY variety is not fully apparent on this specimen. Dappled burnt-orange toning with sky-blue accents competes with lavender-gray coloration on both sides. The design features are well centered on the planchet, and are nicely struck. Several marks on Liberty's face and neck limit the grade. Population: 7 in 63, 17 finer (7/04). (#4264) (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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