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    1863-S Half Dime, MS64
    CAC-Approved San Francisco Issue

    1863-S H10C MS64 PCGS. CAC. V-1. The obverse of this CAC-approved near-Gem exhibits mottled tones of tan and charcoal, which evenly cover both the central figure and the fields. The reverse is more lightly toned in similar shades. The central figures are well-struck, although the dentils are a touch soft. The surfaces are smooth, as expected for the technical grade.

    Variety: V-1, the sole variety for the issue. The date is noticeably low in the field, and the right ribbon end is clear of the wreath.

    Population Data (9/15): PCGS reports 17 submitted in MS64 and 11 finer.

    Heritage Commentary: Half dimes of the San Francisco Mint form a collectible subset within the Liberty Seated series, consisting of 11 coins. They are usually well-struck and accessible to collectors, with the lone exception of the unique 1870-S, a coin that eluded even Gene Gardner.

    Provenance: Stack's (3/1998), lot 355.(Registry values: N1793) (NGC ID# 234D, PCGS# 4383)

    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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