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    Choice Quality 1795 Half Dime, Elusive (R.6) V-9 Die Marriage

    1795 H10C MS64 NGC. V-9, LM-5, R.6. A rare die marriage, Logan and McCloskey apparently felt that the MS60 specimen that Akers' sold as lot 525 in Auction '88 was worthy of mention in their book Federal Half Dimes: 1792-1837. An infinitely more important near-Gem, this richly toned example exhibits lavender-charcoal patina on the obverse with hints of golden-orange color near the denticles. The reverse is no less original with streaks of tan-gray color in the center and electric-blue peripheral shadings. The strike is uncommonly sharp for the type, particularly on the obverse, and neither side reveals any mentionable blemishes. Clashmarks (as struck) are noted on the obverse. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    April, 2002
    25th-27th Thursday-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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