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    1794 Half Dime, V-3, LM-3, AU58
    Sharp and Attractive

    1794 H10C V-3, LM-3, R.4, AU58 PCGS. Collectors longing to acquire a piece of the United States Mint's first silver coinage will find silver dollars elusive and proportionately expensive. As an alternative, half dimes and half dollars dated 1794 are more available prospects, at least in lower grades. This Borderline Uncirculated 1794 half dime represents a seldom seen opportunity for the budget-conscious collector to acquire an upper-end example of the first half dime issue. The strike is exemplary, showing razor-sharp detail on the stars, portrait, and eagle's plumage. The border dentils are complete and grade-limiting wear is almost nonexistent. Golden-gray toning lightens toward the center on each side. Population (all varieties included): 15 in 58, 48 finer (8/15). (NGC ID# 22ZT, Variety PCGS# 38583, Base PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2015
    17th-20th Thursday-Sunday
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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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