1863 H10C MS 66
|Type:||Type 5, Legend Obverse|
|Category:||Liberty Seated Half Dime (1837-1873)|
Super frosty white Gem! This is a Civil War issue that is very rare as a regular issue. At the time, there wasn’t a lot of demand for small change so mintages were quite small. For the Philadelphia issues, today they are rare and relatively pricey even in the lowest circulated grades. This is a mark-free jewel with a razor sharp strike. It’s as sharply struck as a proof, and interestingly, before the advent of third party grading services, some dealers tried to sell proofs as regular strikes since the regular strikes were rarer and worth more than the proofs in high grades. But this is an obvious regular strike as the surfaces are pure white and frosty…just as you’d expect from a high grade regular strike silver coin of any era. A spectacular Civil War rarity!