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    PCGS 1795 AU 55. V-5, R.3. Very well struck and centered, normally not seen on most early Bust design half dimes. Some typical adjustment marks show on the obverse which evidences the archaic method the early coiners had to precisely control the weight of each planchet prior to striking. This piece has toned a medium-gray with a smattering of copper-red peripheral color. The reverse die shows approximately a 45 degree rotation to the left. Trends $3,350 in AU 50 and could easily bring that level due to its eye appeal. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    June, 1994
    2nd-4th 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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