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    Extraordinary MS68 1859 Half Dime, V-4

    1859 H10C MS68 NGC. V-4. All four digits of the date are repunched, boldly on the 189, less obviously so on the 5. This phenomenal specimen boasts silvery centers complementing the bands of peripheral rose and aqua toning on each side, with brilliant luster, a bold strike, and enormous eye appeal. While the 1859 is considered a common date, with a pre-Civil War mintage of 340,000 coins, this piece in extraordinary condition is tied with three other NGC-graded examples, and none are finer. PCGS has also certified a single MS68 piece. Superlative condition for a superlative type or date set. (Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 233W, PCGS# 4371)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    August, 2007
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