YO1 - Seated Half Dimes
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||HALF DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE
||NGC MS 67
Not much to say about this date, there is only one variety, and the only questions center around how scarce it seems relative to its mintage, and whether the reverse was struck from dies made in 1863 or 1864. It is a semi-key date rated high R-4 in mint state by Blythe, not quite as tough as the 1865 but still a challenge. The reverse on this coin is the more common 1864 reverse, the lettering is much more spindly than is found on coins struck in 1863. This coin is wonderfully toned, but the strike is not particularly strong. Consequently I believe it to be at best average for the grade. Bought from a Heritage auction September 2002, lot 6151.