1800 H10C LIBEKTY MS (PCGS# 4265)


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1800 Draped Bust Half Dime. V-2, LM-3. Rarity-4. LIBEKTY. MS-63 (NGC). Slight rose accents over deep silver gray with blue and violet toning in the recesses. Well struck, but showing softness at Liberty's drapery, and on the reverse at the upper left wing which opposes it. An area of collapse in the wearing reverse die has resulted in a small bulge just to the upper left of center and the corresponding position on the obverse is shallowly defined. The distinctive LIBEKTY variety, the result of a broken "R" punch used in preparation of the dies. As it was called in the cataloguing of the Eliasberg sale in 1996, this is "a curious error" and popular as such. No less than 15 years since that sale, the pedigree still stands among the most important in all of numismatics.&nbsp;A charming little half dime, one of 16,000 struck and among the finer examples extant. Just two have been graded finer by NGC.<br />
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