1800 Draped Bust Half Dime. LM-1, V-1. Rarity-3. MS-64 (PCGS). Secure Holder.
Richly Original Near-Gem 1800 LM-1 Half Dime
Both the obverse and reverse of this piece are splashed with well-blended patina in steel-gray and olive-copper colors. Liberty's bust and the upper-right reverse are softly defined due to die opposition, but the overall strike is quite sharp and superior for a product of the early United States Mint. Much of Liberty's hair and the eagle's plumage, in fact, is intricately defined. Lustrous and minimally marked--a coin that is knocking on the door of an even higher grade.
LM-1 is the most readily obtainable of the four-known die marriages of this issue. This makes examples popular for type purposes, especially since the 1800 is the premier date in the Draped Bust, Large Eagle Half Dime series.