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    Scarce 1795 Valentine-2a Half Dime, Original Very Fine Preservation

    1795 H10C VF20 NGC. V-2a, LM-3, R.5. Not only is this coin a survivor of a scarce die marriage, but it is also a pleasingly original example in its own right. The surfaces are awash in rich lavender-gray shades that deepen to charcoal hues in select areas around the obverse periphery. With the exception of the first few stars on the obverse, all features are suitably well outlined despite moderate-to-extensive wear throughout. Neither side reveals any singularly bothersome abrasions. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    March, 2003
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    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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