Ron Guth: The 1833 Half Dime is a very common coin in circulated condition and in most Mint State grades, up to and including MS-64. Gem examples are semi-scarce and even superb examples can be found with little effort. The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists almost entirely of MS67 examples, and the finest known example is a single PCGS MS67+ (illustrated above). Most 1833 Half Dimes show a frosty luster and a strong, evenly balanced strike.
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