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    1803 Draped Bust Half Dime, VF35
    Elusive V-1, LM-2 Variety

    1803 H10C Large 8 VF35 PCGS. CAC. V-1, LM-2, R.4. A nicely detailed Choice VF walnut-brown representative of the scarce Heraldic Eagle type. The LM-2 variety is identified by the large 8 in the date and the leaf joined to C on the reverse. The open fields display hints of sky-blue. Study beneath a lens cannot locate any abrasions. The eye appeal is further improved by the strike, which is consistent save for the upper left reverse star, struck opposite the high relief of Liberty's shoulder. Population: 6 in 35, 38 finer (10/10).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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