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1871 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS

[1871 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS: Front Picture]
[1871 H10C Proof Seated Half Dime PCGS: Back Picture]
Coin Info
Coin Denom:03220 Half Dimes
Coin Country:United States
Coin Composition:Silver
Coin Grade:64
Coin Graded By:PCGS
Coin Date: 1871
Coin ID95791
Price: $714.00
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HISTORY:

The Draped Bust style is believed to have been the work of Robert Scot, who followed the proposal make by artist Gilbert Stuart. The obverse depicts Liberty with flowing hair, a ribbon behind her head, with drapery covering her plunging neckline. LIBERTY is above and the date is below. 1796 half dimes have eight stars to the left and seven to the right on the obverse, while those dated 1797 come in three variations, with a total of 13, 15 of 16 stars. The reverse features an open wreath enclosing a small eagle perched on a cloud, the eagle being smaller in size than that used in 1794-95, and with the cloud more pronounced and higher above the wreath bow. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounds. Again, there is no indication of value or denomination.

Draped Bust Half Dime (1796-1805):

Designer: Robert Scot
Composition: 89.2% Silver, 10.8% Copper
Diameter: 16.5 mm
Weight: 1.35 g
Edge: Reeded

Two different design variations

Type 1, Small Eagle (1796-1797)
Type 2, Heraldic Eagle (1800-1805)

Item ID: 11609
Unit ID: 95791

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