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    PCGS 1795 MS 63. V-2, R.7. An interesting example of this rare 1795 variety. Over most of the coin the strike is quite strong with the eagle's head being especially sharp and the hair curls on Liberty well defined. But there is a small space on the left of each side that shows localized weakness. While noticeable on the first several stars and lowest hair curls of Liberty, it is more obvious on the reverse where not only is the strike weak, but there are several adjustment marks and a couple of scratches as well. This all sounds worse than it really is, and actually the coin presents very well. The surfaces have much more luster than usually seen on this date and most of the coin is untoned. Undoubtedly one of the finest, if not the finest, example of this rare variety. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    July, 1993
    28th-31st 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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