YO1 - Seated Half Dimes
1865

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: HALF DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE
Item Description: H10C 1865
Full Grade: NGC MS 67
Owner: yeoldeone

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: YO1 - Seated Half Dimes   Score: 4261
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide
NGC US Coin Census for Seated Liberty Half Dimes (1837-1873)

Owner Comments:

A spectacular coin, but the question remains, proof or unc? With only one set of dies used to strike 13,000 coins for circulation along with 500 proofs all characteristics are identical. With so few srikes almost all coins struck for circulation qualify as prooflike first strikes. The recut 1 and 8 on the date, the doubling of the S in STATES are the same on both. NGC has come down on the side of this coin being mint state. And while I do not disagree, the incredibly sharp strike and particulary the firm definition of the denticles throughout give me pause (I do have another coin of this date graded MS-67 by PCGS, an unquestioned unc, and the denticles are more rounded and somewhat uneven in length on the obverse, being slightly shorter immediately below the date). Whatever. The coin is truly spectacular and the eye appeal magnificent. Even if others finally decide this coin to be a proof, I just had to post this beautiful picture. Bought from Joe O'Connor, February 2004.

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