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    1803 Large 8 Half Dime, VF30
    Scarce V-1, LM-2 Variety

    1803 H10C Large 8, V-1, LM-2, R.4, VF30 PCGS. A leaf from the olive branch reaches the base of the C in AMERICA. This dove-gray piece retains traces of faded luster in protected areas. The shield lines, the eagle's plumage, and Liberty's hair curls near the ear all have sharp definition, while the bust truncation and the lower hair curls possess only moderate wear. A few wispy hairlines and other minor imperfections can be seen on both sides.
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2004), lot 5544; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 1869. (NGC ID# 2329, Variety PCGS# 38608, Base PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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