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    Low Grade 1792 Half Disme

    1792 H10C Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, R.3, VF20 Holed, Damaged, Repaired Uncertified. Even though struck as a pattern, this coin obviously saw extensive use in the channels of commerce. Also, because of its novelty it was holed for suspension as a jewelry item and later crudely plugged. The top of the obverse and top of the reverse also shows numerous pinscratches that were evidently done to smooth over that area of the coin. Two long vertical scratches are also seen on the reverse. A problem-ridden but still important example of this very scarce and historic early American coin. (PCGS# 4246)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 89.20% Silver, 10.80% Copper


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