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    PCGS 1795 MS 65. V-4, R.4. Showing the rim break over the TY in LIBERTY and on down to star 9. Obviously from the Wadsworth-Rea hoard which was dispersed in the early 1880s, the V-4 variety was one that was found in lesser quantity in the hoard. The quality of this piece is outstanding, head and shoulders above most of the other hoard coins. The mint luster is fully intact and both sides are originally toned with rich reddish colored centers that are framed by deep cobalt-blue at the margins. Very well struck, the hair curls are especially well defined and even the eagle's breast shows some light breast feather detail. The only marks of any consequence are three cuts on and beneath the left wing of the eagle on the reverse. A significant early type coin that is much needed in high grade by type collectors. Population: 7 in 65, only 1 finer (5/94). (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    July, 1994
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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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