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    Colorful 1800 Half Dime, V-1, LM-1, MS64
    Only Eight Finer at NGC

    1800 H10C MS64 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The obverse die shows all four digits equally spaced, the 1 close to the lowest hair curl and the second 0 in the date close to the bust. The digit 8 is made from two small "o" punches, and the 1 is centered over a dentil. The reverse shows an olive leaf extending past the left serif of the last A in AMERICA, nearly touching the C. Some nifty strike doubling appears on the double 0's in the date on this near-Gem, along with some of the lower stars; bold clash marks appear on the obverse. A curious canal-shaped planchet depression appears behind the ribbon at stars 2 through 4. A couple of rim anomalies appear on the obverse, as well. Deep pinkish and cobalt-blue patina covers most of each side. Census: 13 in 64, 8 finer (11/11).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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