1836 H10C Large 5C MS (PCGS# 4287)
The March 2010 Baltimore Auction
Auctioneer: Bowers & Merena
Lot Number: 585
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This marriage marks the only use of this particular obverse die in the Capped Bust Half Dime series, and it is easiest to attribute by looking for a thin die line (as struck) on the obverse that joins the balls of the digit 3 in the date. A richly toned BU, the example we offer in the lot is awash in steel-gray patina. There are some lighter undertones evident on the reverse, and both sides readily reveal a sharply executed strike. There are no outwardly distracting abrasions.