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Lot 826

1858 Liberty Seated Half Dime. NGC graded MS-65. Beautifully toned. Soft smooth lustrous surfaces with a change to more subtle colors the further out the toning goes from the center of the coin. At the edge on both sides, lovely iridescent hues. Putting aside the luster for a moment, which we could focus on for endless discussion, on to the strike. Here again, it is easy to see this Stars Obverse "Type" coin received the requisite, sharp blow by the dies. Liberty's hair detail is bold. Many pre-1860 half dimes have this high point on the design soft and lacking detail. A gem! Pop 101; 78 finer.
Estimated Value $850 - 900.


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