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    Historically Important 1792 Half Disme

    1792 Half Disme Fine 12. As with most half dismes, this piece saw extensive use as a circulating coin, even though it was produced strictly as a pattern. There are several small planchet flakes out of the reverse, a trait common to most surviving examples of this issue. The coin also seems to have been struck on a slightly buckled planchet. There are light hairlines across each side, but these were done many years (probably decades) ago, and the coin has toned a rich russet-brown around the outer margins, giving the piece a more natural appearance and greatly subduing the effects of the old cleaning. A rare and valuable coin of great numismatic and historic importance. (NGC ID# D93T, PCGS# 11020)

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    August, 1995
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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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