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    Sharp Looking 1794 Flowing Hair Half Dime in AU

    1794 H10C AU53 PCGS. V-3, LM-3, R.4. A later die state, the reverse die cracks that Logan and McCloskey describe for this variety are well advanced. The 1794 is the first Half Dime in U.S. coinage history, and it is also one of two issues in the Flowing Hair series. Approximately 7,756 pieces were produced, a limited number for any era. The second most common die marriage, V-3, nevertheless, is difficult to locate in Mint State. This is a simply gorgeous AU representative whose delicately toned, copper-gray surfaces seem undergraded at the present level. There is quite a bit of brightness in the fields, and the striking detail is razor sharp throughout. Minimally abraded with plenty of eye appeal. (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    July, 2002
    27th-30th Saturday-Tuesday
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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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