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    Brilliant and Satiny 1795 Half Dime, MS62
    V-5, LM-8

    1795 H10C MS62 PCGS. V-5, LM-8, R.3. Most easily attributed by the lack of berries around the lower left portion of the wreath and the relative position of the lowest outside left leaf relative to the U in UNITED. The die crack through the Y in LIBERTY, familiar to specialists, also confirms this die pairing. Among the finest known examples of this variety is the MS67 Prooflike piece we sold in our November 2006 Dallas Signature. The present example has striking details that are less well defined as that coin, with some weakness evident in the center of each side. Brilliant throughout, the surfaces show satin-like mint luster, and there are surprisingly few abrasions on either side.(Registry values: P4) (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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