S.S. Central America; an intriguing and pleasing specimen." /> 1854 Half Dime. With Arrows. Sharpness AU or finer but blackened and encrusted. Most details of devices and legends clear though affected by seawater corrosion. Some residue adheres to obverse field. An unlikely coin to locate among the treasure, not only because its diminutive size makes this coin the proverbial "needle in a haystack" on the ocean floor, but also because the half dime was less likely to circulate that its slightly larger Mexican counterpart, the half real. The smallest coin recovered from the <I>S.S. Central America</I>; an intriguing and pleasing specimen. | Christie's