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    Moderate Grade 1805 Half Dime

    1805 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.4. Reiver state a.--Environmental Damage--NCS. Fine Details. This coin has dark gray to medium gray mottled color, with minor surface scratches found primarily in the fields. Identifiable by a small dent behind Liberty's ribbon ends. This variety is always poorly struck on Liberty's bust and on the opposing section of the reverse on the right wing of the eagle and clouds and stars above.
    Demand for half dimes must have slowed after 1805, as this denomination was shelved until 1829. Curiously dimes and quarters continued through most of these intervening years, as well as the copper large cents.
    No pedigree information included.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 232A, PCGS# 4272)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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