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    1865 Half Dime, Frosty MS67
    'Scarcest Civil War Date'

    1865 H10C MS67 PCGS. CAC. V-1. Frosty silver-gray surfaces are ringed with rose patina on this pristine low-mintage 1865 half dime. There are no post-Mint distractions, but the strike is a bit blunt on the upper-left wreath.

    Variety: V-1. Repunching shows on the lower-right base of the 1 in the date, and the denticle just below the left base of the 1 shows a tiny "chipped tooth" effect. Die doubling appears on the reverse at HA and DI.

    Population Data (7/14): PCGS reports two submissions in this top grade. NGC shows seven in MS67, although we find such a number highly suspect when it comes to separate coins. Of those nine submissions in MS67 at PCGS and NGC combined, three have the CAC green approval sticker.

    Heritage Commentary: Proofs as well as business strikes were made from this same obverse die. Only 13,500 circulation strikes were made, one of three low-mintage P-mints (along with 1866 and 1867) at the end and immediately after the Civil War. Blythe calls this "the scarcest of the Civil War dates" and "tough to find in all grades."

    Provenance: Purchased from Joseph O'Connor (2/2004).(Registry values: N1) (NGC ID# 234G, PCGS# 4386)

    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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    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
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