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    Aesthetically Pleasing 1792 Half Disme

    1792 H10C Half Disme, Judd-7, Pollock-7, R.4, VG8 NGC. It is always a special event when even a single 1792 half disme is offered in an auction, but the present sale has three different examples ranging from a Superb Specimen-67 grade coin, down to a more affordable holed example. This third piece also falls in the more affordable category. Although both sides have numerous wispy hairlines, the deep steel toning subdues their appearance, and makes this example a completely desirable specimen. The obverse is nicely detailed, while the upper right part of the reverse is poorly defined, as usual for examples at this grade range. An historic coin that is considered by most to be the first official coin of the United States. For the interested reader, extensive historical information is provided in our description of the Specimen example in this catalog.
    From The Steve Glenn Collection.(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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