1844-O H10C MS (PCGS# 4334)

LB Signature Sale #384 Vol I

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1844-O H10C AU58 NGC. V-2. Small O. Inverted reverse with medal-turn alignment. This is one of the rarities in the Half Dime series, and it is seldom found so fine. Only the 1846 and 1853-O No Arrows issues are more highly prized by specialists. Some design weakness is noted on both sides, although most of the die work is quite sharply delineated, especially for a product of the New Orleans Mint. The Valentine-2 variety, with its small mintmark, is often found with the upset reverse as on the present example. This is a lovely coin with prooflike fields beneath dark steel and blue toning. The surfaces have minor blemishes as expected, but no individually distracting marks. Ex: Coin Galleries (11/1992). From The William A. Harmon Collection of United States Half Dimes.
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