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    1800 Half Dime, VF30
    Very Rare V-3, LM-2

    1800 H10C VF30 PCGS. V-3, LM-2, R.7. A search of our online auction archives, which date back to 1993, reveals only two prior appearances of an 1800 LM-2 in a Heritage auction: a damaged Fine in 2011 and the Jules Reiver example, a bent Fine, in 2006. The present VF30 example ranks among the finest known examples of this very rare variety, although it is less sharp than the Logan-McCloskey plate coin. All letters in E PLURIBUS UNUM are clear. A hint of granularity and a few tiny obverse field marks are barely worthy of mention.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2014
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