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    Important 1792 Silver Half Disme

    1792 H10C Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, R.4, VF Details, Reverse Scratched NCS. Medium grayish-brown color with hints of gold and pale blue toning. Minor scratches are visible in the obverse fields and on the reverse, yet this is still a most pleasing example. Although long considered a pattern coin, this issue in silver is generally now thought to be a standard item issued for circulation, essentially our nation's first coinage issue, although almost certainly not struck within the walls of the new mint building. Regardless of where, when, or how many, examples are quite elusive today.
    Ex: Bowers and Merena (11/1985), lot 1245.
    From The William A. Harmon Collection of United States Half Dimes.(#11020) (Registry values: P9) (NGC ID# D93T, PCGS# 11020)


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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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