– Bust Half Dime (1792)

The Bust Half Dime, minted in 1792, holds a special place in American numismatic history as one of the earliest coinage designs produced by the United States Mint. 

It was part of the nation's first authorized coinage series, which also included the Silver Center Cent and the Silver Center Cent. 

The obverse of the Bust Half Dime features a right-facing bust of Liberty, portrayed with flowing hair and wearing a Phrygian cap, which symbolizes freedom and liberty. The word "LIBERTY" appears above the bust, and the date of mintage is inscribed below. 

On the reverse of the coin is a small eagle, depicted with outstretched wings and holding an olive branch and arrows in its talons.  

Above the eagle is the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," and the denomination "HALF DIME" is below. 

The Bust Half Dime was minted using a composition of 89.24% silver and 10.76% copper, giving it a distinctive appearance and value. 

It was the smallest denomination of circulating coinage at the time and was widely used in everyday transactions. 

Collecting Strategies: Collectors may pursue various strategies when acquiring the 1883-CC Morgan Dollar. Some aim to assemble a complete set of Morgan Dollars, including all mint marks and major varieties. 

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