1836 H10C Large 5C MS (PCGS# 4287)

The March 2010 Baltimore Auction

  • Auctioneer:
    Bowers & Merena
  • Lot Number:
    585
  • Grade:
    MS61
  • Price:
    $460.00
Lot Description
1836 Capped Bust Half Dime. LM-6, V-3. Rarity-3. Large 5C. MS-61 (PCGS). 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.
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