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    1837 Seated Half Dime, MS67
    Small Date, Flat Top 1

    1837 H10C No Stars, Small Date (Flat Top 1) MS67 PCGS. The flat-top 1 and block 8 in the date make the attribution easy, but the Small Date coins also appear to have all the date digits more or less aligned at the top, while the date on the Large Date pieces forms a gentle arc. This was a transitional year for the Mint, moving from the old Capped Bust half dime design to the new Seated Liberty motif. Both the Large Date and Small Date are rare in high Mint State grades, but the Small Date is a bit trickier overall. This Superb Gem Small Date shows interesting die cracks, one from the rim to below Liberty's sandal, others scattered in the right field below her pole arm. Lustrous silver-gold surfaces have a trace of pinkish tint and are essentially mark-free. Some planchet flowlines in the fields are as made. Population: 4 in 67, 1 finer (6/12).(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 232M, PCGS# 4312)

    Weight: 1.34 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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