1836 H10C Large 5C MS (PCGS# 4287)
The August 2011 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money Auction
Lot Number: 661
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A scarce variety that is rare in Mint State (per Logan and McCloskey, <em>Federal Half Dimes: 1792-1837</em>, 1998), the present example is splashed with vivid, mottled, pinkish-silver and cobalt-blue iridescence. Suitably bold in strike for the die pairing, with an outwardly smooth "look" to softly frosted, finely textured surfaces.