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    1803 Large 8 Half Dime, V-2, LM-3, AU58
    Seldom Seen So Fine

    1803 H10C Large 8 AU58 PCGS. V-2, LM-3, R.3. The Large 8 obverse die is a sufficient diagnostic for that side, and on the reverse, the leaf touching the last A in AMERICA identifies the V-2, LM-3 die marriage, as the other Large 8 reverse has the leaf touching the C. This die marriage is only slightly uncommon although still fairly rare in such high grade as the present AU58 example. The 8 is not only large and quite close to the adjacent 0, but it is also crudely reworked or reengraved, particularly on the upper loop where a portion of a smaller 8 figure appears. This piece shows a uniform pinkish-gray cast throughout most of each side, with quite a lot of luster remaining. A couple of digs appear on Liberty, one at the rear drapery, one at the lower edge of the neck. Bold clash marks appear above the date from the clouds on the reverse.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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