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    Important 1803 Large 8 Half Dime, MS61
    V-1, LM-2, Ex: Ed Price

    1803 H10C Large 8 MS61 NGC. V-1, LM-2, R.4. The scarcer of the two Large 8 varieties this year. For an issue that often comes weakly struck in the centers, this is an unusually well-defined coin, particularly on the strands of Liberty's hair. Each side offers lively luster beneath a blend of attractive gold-gray and orange-brown patina. Aside from wispy abrasions, the only marks on this appealing coin are a handful of small digs in the fields. Excellent preservation and eye appeal, a most desirable early half dime.
    Ex: Ed Price; Superior (5-6/2004), lot 1233 (erroneously described as the Logan-McCloskey plate coin at this appearance).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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