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    1792 Half Disme, Fine Details
    Judd-7, Historic Federal Issue

    1792 H10C Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, R.4 --Holed, Plugged --PCGS Genuine. Fine Details. The famous introductory Federal coinage issue, struck in John Harper's cellar since the First Philadelphia Mint was not yet ready for production. George Washington may have provided the silver bullion for the 1792 half disme but they were apparently distributed by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, per his July 13 diary entry "rec'd from the mint 1500 half dimes of the new coinage." The present silver-gray example is plugged near 1 o'clock and both sides are whizzed. A pair of dull thin vertical marks are noted near the date, the second S in STATES is strengthened, and the upper reverse field has a tiny dig. These impairments only serve to make the present lot more affordable for those who cannot afford the seven-figure price that high grade pieces have attained.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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    Numismatic Background and Census of 1802 Half Dimes: A Classic American Rarity
    This 64-page book cites mintage and rarity estimates by prominent numismatists and documents the currently known 1802 half dime appearances. Each of the 32 documented examples includes an enlarged obverse/reverse photograph, the author's assigned grade, the provenance of each coin, auction prices realized or dealer fixed asking price, and a unique serial number for each specimen that will facilitate retrieval for research, cataloging, or price-information purposes. Reserve your copy of this remarkable volume for just $29.95 today.
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