1805 H10C MS (PCGS# 4272)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4047
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1805 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1, the only known dies. Rarity-4. EF-45 (PCGS). Toned with attractive teal and gold over silver, the surfaces are nice, especially for an early half dime, as these so often come with various problems. As a date, only one single example is known that is truly Mint State, and the present example is likely within the top 12 to 20 known. Half dime coinage paused after 1805 until 1829, so this final year of issue commonly stayed in circulation a very long time, and hence few are known in high grades.