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    1865-S Half Dime, Lovely MS65
    Low-Mintage Civil War-Era Issue

    1865-S H10C MS65 NGC. CAC. V-2. Areas of heather and bluish-silver alternate to lovely effect on this Gem 1865-S half dime. Softly lustrous surfaces are sharply struck overall. Two rather heavy die cracks run from the bow ends on either side of the mintmark, the die appearing close to shattering in that area.

    Variety: V-2. Some repunching shows on the lower base of the 1 and the top of the lower loop on the 8.

    Population Data (6/14): NGC reports one MS65 and one MS66 finer; PCGS shows two MS65 and one finer.

    Heritage Commentary: These low-mintage Civil War-era half dimes in high grade seem ridiculously underrated in today's market, and we believe that collectors at some date in the not too distant future will look back fondly at the obtainability of such examples at current levels.

    Provenance: Haig Koshkarian Collection (American Numismatic Rarities, 3/2004).(Registry values: N4719)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 234H, PCGS# 4387)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2014
    27th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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