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    1801 Half Dime V-1, LM-2 Variety in Reiver Die State d

    1801 H10C V-1 or V-2, LM-2, R.4. Reiver state d.--Obverse Scratched--NCS. VF Details. The scratches are located on Liberty with a few extending to the date and nearby fields, but a loupe is needed to see them clearly. These scratches are distracting. Light silver in color, and the strike is uneven on the reverse, as usual for this die state. The obverse die has developed a heavy crack through the right side of the Y down the right field in an arc pattern where it fades away near star twelve. There is no crack below Liberty's bust or through the T, both of which form later after the obverse die was severely lapped removing the heavy crack seen in the right obverse field. One of the more plentiful die states of this die pairing.
    Ex: Long, (July, 1991). Envelope Included.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2327, PCGS# 4267)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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