|The 1862 Seated Liberty Half Dime is a relatively common date in the series, but is quite popular as a Civil War dated issue. However, the date becomes much less common in grades above MS65 and even less common when exhibiting strong prooflike surfaces as is the case with the present example. This 1862 Seated Liberty Half Dime has been graded MS65+ by PCGS and is encapsulated in one of the newer-style edge-view holders. The coin has also been certified by CAC as being solid for the assigned grade. Without exaggeration, this coin has a lot going for it. The obverse of the coin is fully prooflike with very frosty devices that show a strong cameo effect. The prooflike fields of the coin exhibit a great deal of die polish lines as well. The prooflike effect is less significant on the reverse, but the reverse really shows off the amazing strike and tremendous original Mint luster of the coin. The coin is also lightly toned on each side, particularly around the rims, further adding to the strong eye appeal of the piece. The coin is nearly free of hits or marks and except for one small hit near Liberty’s head in the obverse field, the coin would certainly be graded higher. In summary, the coin is an amazing specimen of a Civil War era Seated Liberty Half Dime.
Because of the difficulty in capturing the overall look of the coin in a single image, I have also included a short high-definition video of the coin towards the bottom of this listing in an attempt to give you a better idea of what this coin will look like in hand. Please note that you may need to adjust the video quality to 1080p and may need to increase the size of the video to full screen in order to see the coin in maximum detail.