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    XF40 1803 Small 8 Half Dime, V-3, LM-1
    Rarest Variety of the Year, Incomplete Planchet

    1803 H10C Small 8--4% Clipped Planchet--XF40 PCGS. V-3, LM-1, R.6. A lovely example of the rarest 1803 half dime variety, this Small 8 piece has an incomplete, or clipped, planchet at 5 o'clock relative to the obverse. Although the surfaces show minor scratches and other minuscule blemishes, the overall appearance is fully original with natural silver-gray and iridescent toning. This late die state piece has a rim break below the drapery.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4270)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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