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    1870 Half Dime in Aluminum
    Judd-813, PR67
    Sole Finest Certified

    1870 H10C Half Dime, Judd-813, Pollock-902, R.8, PR67 PCGS. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The obverse features the William Barber seated Liberty design in addition to UNITED STATES OF AMERICA around the rim and the date below Liberty. The reverse displays a wreath of agricultural flora with 5 CENTS enclosed. STANDARD appears at the top rim. The Judd reference euphemistically calls these pieces a "numismatic production" but it is certainly true that no new designs were contemplated for silver half dimes, a denomination that would cease permanently in 1873. Here, the design is struck in aluminum with a reeded edge.

    USPatterns.com accounts for only two or three of these patterns today. Despite some minor planchet roughness in the fields, this PR67 PCGS coin is the numerically finest of three certified examples, the others being a PR65 NGC and one PR65 Cameo at PCGS (8/20). A bit of grayish patina in the central reverse will identify this piece in the future.
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    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 29UR, PCGS# 61057)


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