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    1857 Half Dime in 1833 French Five-Franc Memento. An 1857 U.S. half dime was inserted in an 1833 five-franc piece by drilling a shallow hole into the obverse of the French coin and dropping in the half dime, presumably the two were then melted together. We would assume that these two dates were significant to someone who was born in France in 1833 and emigrated to this country in 1857, or was married there in that year, or whose child was born in that year, or...? Even wear from being carried as a pocket piece. Unique. (NGC ID# 2BGK, PCGS# 10370)

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    Jul-Aug, 1993
    31st-3rd Saturday-Tuesday
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