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    Nicely Toned AU 1794

    1794 AU 58 NGC. V-3, R.5. Designed by Robert Scot, this classic first year half dime, one of just 7,700 pieces estimated to have been struck, can be very difficult to obtain in high grade, problem-free condition. This piece appears to have been saved as the first of its kind, left to tone naturally over the decades in shades of deep gray, reddish-gold, and sea-green. The strike is even and sharp, with a darker russet toning spot in front of Liberty's nose serving as a useful source of identification. (NGC ID# 22ZT, PCGS# 4250)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1995
    16th-19th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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