YO1 - Seated Half Dimes
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||HALF DIMES - SEATED LIBERTY, LEGEND OBVERSE
||H10C 1873 S
||NGC MS 67
V-1 with just a tantalizing hint of a die crack linking the bases of the 1 and the 8 in the date. While this is the only coin graded MS-67 by the services and quite a lovely one, it is not especially strong for the grade. The reverse is perfect and strongly struck with all details in the wreath fully formed. It is lightly toned in pastel colors and has good luster. But there are a few marks on the obverse, two near the date and one at the top of Liberty's cap, and Liberty's features are not sharply defined. There is an incipient die break forming from the under part of the U in UNITED towards the denticles. The finest graded, yes, perhaps not the finest known, but certainly within the condition census. Bought from Joe O'Connor, October 2003.