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    Pastel-Toned 1863-S Half Dime, MS65
    Scarce, Low-Mintage Issue

    1863-S H10C MS65 PCGS. The 1863-S half dime was the first half dime struck in the westernmost mint, a low-production issue with only 100,000 pieces coined. Attrition took a heavy toll on the issue; few are known today in circulated or Uncirculated grades. This sharply struck Gem has rich mint luster and subtle pastel patina over each side. Die clashing is especially strong in the fields. Population: 8 in 65, 1 finer (1/11).
    From The Dr. William F. Duffy Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 234D, PCGS# 4383)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


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    February, 2011
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