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    Pretty Near-Gem 1800 Half Dime, V-1, LM-1

    1800 H10C MS64 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The commonest die marriage of the five known for the date, including a recently discovered pairing. This year marked, besides the digital change in century, the introduction of the Heraldic Eagle reverse, making this a significant type issue as well as a popular one with year-set collectors. This pretty near-Gem piece has obverse pinkish-gold patina predominating that deepens at the margins to lilac and jade. The reverse is silver-gray, with glints of lilac at the rims. Prominent multiple clash marks appear just above the date. A single scrape in the right obverse field is heavy enough to move a bit of metal, but otherwise there are few distractions and much to commend the present piece. As usually seen on this variety, clouds 5-8 and a couple of the nearby stars are weakly struck, and the central shield details are somewhat soft. Liberty is well-detailed, however, along with most of the obverse stars. For the date, Census: 13 in 64, 8 finer (3/09).(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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