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    Select Proof 1847 Seated Half Dime
    Fewer Than a Dozen Pieces Minted

    1847 H10C PR63 NGC. The 1847 proof Seated Liberty half dime was minted more than a decade before the Mint began its commercial offerings of proof sets, and no mintage figures were recorded. The number struck was certainly small, probably no more than 10-12 examples. The known specimens are all of the V-2 variety, with the tops of all the numerals in the date touching the base of the rock and heavy reverse lettering.
    The present coin is a sharply detailed Select specimen, with fine detail showing on the stars, wreath, and bow. The surfaces are brightly reflective, and display vivid green and lavender patina. Census: 2 in 63, 4 finer (3/11).(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 235F, PCGS# 4423)

    Weight: 1.34 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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