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    1800 V-1, LM-1 Half Dime, Lustrous AU58

    1800 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.3, AU58 PCGS. CAC. The digit 1 closer to the curl than the dentils and well-spaced LIBERTY identify this obverse, paired with the reverse showing the eagle's beak touching an upper point of star 12. This is a great-looking near-Mint State example of this available variety with central pink and peripheral blue-green patina amid rich luster. Extensive die clashing above the date and before the bust characterize the later obverse state. The reverse shows light clashing but no observable die cracks. Scattered marks on each side are inoffensive. (NGC ID# 2326, Variety PCGS# 38601, Base PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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