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    1795 Half Dime, AU58, V-9, LM-5, R.6
    Finest We Have Ever Offered

    1795 H10C AU58 NGC. V-9, LM-5, R.6. Six curls appear at the rear of Liberty's hair, and star 15 nearly touches the bust. On the reverse, there are two inner and one outer berry under the eagle's left (facing) wing. Our Permanent Auction Archives, which date back to 1993, reveal five prior sales (including the present example) of the very rare V-9, LM-5 die marriage in Heritage auctions. An XF40 NGC coin brought $4,887.50 in 2005, an XF45 NGC coin brought $5,175 in 2007, and this piece in its last appearance brought $7,762.50. The surfaces are lightly toned, pearl-white aside from minor rose-gold toning near the rims. Luster fills the hair and wings, and no marks are consequential. An important opportunity for the early die variety specialist.
    Ex: ANA Signature (Heritage, 3/2011), lot 3299.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May-Jun, 2012
    31st-3rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 12
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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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