1837-1873 Half Dime Seated Liberty F/VF

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"Five" or "One Half" of the Other?

This half dime was the first silver coin authorized by a United States congressional act. Interestingly, the half dime actually circulated at the same time as a 5-cent nickel. Why? We're not sure. But we do know that even though they were technically five cents, half dimes were not considered "nickels" because they were struck in 90% silver. Struck well over 125 years ago, between 1837 and 1873, this circulated Seated Liberty Half Dime was the last type issued of this strange denomination and is seldom seen today.

Year of Issue 1850