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    Exceptional High Grade Proof 1858 Half Dime

    1858 H10C PR66 NGC. The year 1858 is the start of more widespread acceptance and promotion of coin collecting. Much of this promotion was done by the Mint and its director, James Ross Snowden. The mintage for the 1858 half dime in proof format is somewhat murky. Some sources say 80 pieces were struck while others quote 40-50 examples. With 130+ pieces certified by NGC and PCGS, one has to wonder about the veracity of both of these mintage figures. Nevertheless, the 1858 is a very scarce coin in all grades and especially noteworthy in PR66, as seen here. The fields are deeply mirrored on each side and just as deeply toned with a rich overlay of cobalt-blue and a touch of rose over the figure of Liberty. An important coin for the specialist. Census: 12 in 66, 1 finer (1/06).
    From The Larj Collection. Census: 12 in 66, 1 finer (1/06).(Registry values: P5)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 235N, PCGS# 4437)

    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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    March, 2006
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
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