1858 H10C MS (PCGS# 4367)

2009 October Signature US Coin Auction #1130

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Lot Description
1858 H10C MS68 NGC. Dappled tobacco-brown and forest-green toning enriches this lustrous and precisely struck Superb Gem, a pristine antebellum half dime that has somehow remained undisturbed for more than 150 years. A prize for either the type collector or the Seated specialist. This coin represents the final Philadelphia issue of this Stars Obverse subtype. In 1859 assistant engraver Anthony Paquet changed the obverse design, most noticeably on the stars, which have hollow centers. The portrait of Liberty was also modified. Those changes were set aside in 1860, when the Legend Obverse type was introduced. Census: 4 in 68, 0 finer (9/09).
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