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    1863 Half Dime, MS66
    Vividly Toned Example

    1863 H10C MS66 NGC. V-1. Light gold shades on the obverse are strongly accented by streaks and arcs of sea-green toning. The reverse exhibits hints of champagne in the center with blue-green encircling the wreath. High-grade examples of this date are especially frosty, and this coin is no exception.

    Variety: V-1, the only dies for the year, showing the date slightly closer to the base than the rim.

    Population Data (9/15): NGC reports 19 in MS66, 16 in MS67, and three in MS68, including one Star-designated piece each in the two top grades. PCGS shows 15 in MS66 and 19 finer.

    Heritage Commentary: The year 1863 begins the low-mintage run of Philadelphia half dimes that extends until 1867. Collectors during the mid-19th century gravitated toward proof examples of these issues, with the result that Uncirculated pieces are today rarer and more highly valued than the proofs. In the case of the 1863 half dime, it had a mintage of only 18,000 circulation strikes.

    Provenance: Richard Weiss Collection / Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2001), lot 6147.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 234C, PCGS# 4382)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2015
    28th Wednesday
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