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    Condition Census V-1 Half Dime, Pleasing AU55

    1794 H10C AU55 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.6. The V-1 is the rarest of the four known die marriages of this premier Half Dime delivery. Only 7,756 pieces were produced, an unusually low number of strikes per die pair, due primarily to forging problems in the early mint which led to premature die cracks and breakage. This is undoubtedly one of the finest examples known of the variety with a notable Condition Census piece listed in the LM reference in About Uncirculated in a 1990 Stack's auction. The obverse striking details on this example are quite strong with some weakness noted on the reverse over the eagle's breast and the top of the right (facing) wing. Richly toned over each side with two centuries of speckled, deep gray and green toning and a pronounced undertone of rose. Just the slightest trace of friction is seen over the highpoints of the design. (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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