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Lot 341

1800 Draped Bust Half Dime. PCGS graded MS-63. This is the commonest variety of 1800 half dime. Frosty luster in the fields which boasts rich blue and gold shades on both sides. Note the splashes of gold on the left and right side of the obverse, while the central area remains a beautiful shade of blue. As to the strike, it is full and complete on the obverse, with strong stars and sharp curls on Liberty. Similar on the reverse, with strong device detail on the eagle and lettering, and the only weakness is on the upper right clouds and a couple of the stars, as usually seen on this variety. The dies both show light clash marks. One tiny scratch is seen from the left side of the first T of STATES down to the star below, and there is a minor planchet line below Liberty's bust, likely where something was on the planchet when it was struck. A magnificent coin that will certainly be the highlight of an advanced half dime collection.
Estimated Value $8,000 - 10,000.
From the Benson collection and purchased from the"World's Greatest Collection", Numismatic Gallery, May 11, 1945, lot 198 with envelope included.

Realized $15,525

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