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    Rare and Desirable 1794 Half Dime
    V-1, LM-1, AU58

    1794 H10C AU58 NGC. Ex: Price. The Logan-McCloskey plate coin. V-1, LM-1, R.6. This is the rarest of the four varieties for the date. Although the first half dimes were not struck until February 1795, the earliest group was dated 1794. These first issues are not only extremely desirable, but as a group they are significantly scarcer than the 1795-dated half dimes. Of course, an R-6 variety is rare no matter the circumstances. The serious collector should take note of this uncommonly high-grade representative.
    Delightful cobalt-blue, rose, tan, violet, and gunmetal-gray toning covers both sides of this carefully preserved piece. The strike is soft in the centers, as often seen, and star 4 is nearly unstruck. Flashy luster graces the fields and increases the eye appeal. An important opportunity.
    Ex: American Numismatic Rarities (6/2004), lot 2608, where it realized $16,100; Ed Price.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    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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