YO1 - Seated Half Dimes
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||HALF DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE
||H10C 1864 S
||NGC MS 66
V-1, the only variety for the date, and another coin about which Valentine and Blythe had little to say, other than most examples were softly struck. That is somewhat the case here with Liberty's figure slightly rounded, but there is enough detail still present such that the coin would qualify for a "full head" designation. The current coin struck from lightly clashed dies is tied for high honors with five others, and is very prettily toned with no distracting spots or marks. Bought from Joe O'Connor, November 2003.