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    1795 MS 63. V-4, R.4. A lovely mint state example of this scarce and important early silver type coin. The obverse is well defined, with especially good details on the hair, but the reverse is somewhat soft on the eagle, as is often the case. The fields are bright and glimmer when held beneath a light, being little affected by the cobalt-blue toning seen in the central portions of each side. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 1994
    3rd-5th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
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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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