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    1805 Half Dime, V-1, LM-1, VF30
    Lovely Toning on Both Sides

    1805 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.4, VF30 PCGS. Only one die variety is known for this scarce issue, boasting a low mintage of only 15,600 pieces. The present example shows a typically uneven strike, with the lower and right-hand portions of the obverse border and the upper-right portion of the reverse ill-defined. The remaining details are sharp, most notably Liberty's hair curls, which are well-delineated. Vivid tinges of turquoise, gold, violet, and amber accent pale lavender-gray patina on each side. The remnants of some minor adjustment marks are observed in the fields, though these are partially masked by the rich patina. (NGC ID# 232A, Variety PCGS# 38611, Base PCGS# 4272)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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