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Lot 351

1830 Capped Bust Half Dime. PCGS graded MS-62. Not only is this a beautiful coin, but the die state is fascinating. Bright luster is enhanced by vibrant peripheral shades of blue and gold, while the centers are white. Minor handling marks, expected for the grade. As to the die state, the obverse die has a light crack through Liberty's head and up above her cap (as seen on LM-2), and the reverse has several cracks, with die sections loose through MER and above IC in AMERICA. We also note a healthy lump (sinking in the die) on the eagle's wing below CA, which is very similar in appearance to the 1855 "knob ear" large cent. Truly one for the collector to enjoy and study.
Estimated Value $300 - 400.
From the Benson collection and purchased from J. G. Macallister in a large group of half dimes on November 7, 1944 for $80.00.

Realized $748

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