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    1800 V-1, LM-1 Half Dime, AU55
    Pleasing Bluish-Gray Patina

    1800 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.3, AU55 NGC. A long rim cud beneath the 00 in the date denotes a late state of the dies, while pleasing silver-gray surfaces show relatively few marks and the devices are sharply defined. We note die clashing in the date area and a die crack from the rim to the shoulder tangent to the first 0 in the date. Bluish-gray and amber-gold accents gather at the borders and intersperse across the fields for a faint dappling of color. The Choice surfaces are smoothly lustrous and well-preserved. LM-1 is a good selection for the Draped Bust type -- relatively available, here with nice eye appeal. Census (all varieties): 12 in 55, 48 finer (4/17). (NGC ID# 2326, Variety PCGS# 38601, Base PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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