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    Prized 1794 Half Dime, V-1, LM-1
    R.6, Sharpness of AU

    1794 H10C --Improperly Cleaned--NGC Details. AU. V-1, LM-1, R.6. The wide date is close to the border on this very rare first-year half dime variant. Star 8 is recut and far from the L in LIBERTY. On the reverse, a leaf is joined solidly to the last A in AMERICA. This coin was likely cleaned long ago, but it offers many charms. Silver-white centers cede to rose, cobalt-blue, and mint-green rings near the rims, and a pleasing wealth of detail is present, as one would expect from the AU Details grade. Adjustment marks close to the lower obverse rim are minor, and a few scattered marks on the obverse are unbothersome. A prize for the early half dime specialists.(Registry values: P6)

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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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