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    1801 Half Dime, XF40
    V-2, LM-2, Late Die State

    1801 H10C V-2, LM-2, R.4, XF40 PCGS. The late die state with wedge-shaped cuds over the 8 in the date and the LIB in LIBERTY. These cuds diverted metal flow during the strike, and as a result the A in STATES and the reverse border from 6 to 8 o'clock are lightly brought up. Nonetheless, the eagle and portrait are richly detailed. The gunmetal-gray surfaces are unblemished and attractive. (NGC ID# 2327, Variety PCGS# 38606, Base PCGS# 4267)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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