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    PCGS 1795 MS 63. V-4, R.4. Showing the rim break over the TY in LIBERTY and on down to star 9. Probably 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 an outstanding example, head and shoulders above many of the other hoard coins. Much of the mint luster is intact and both sides are originally toned with rich golden peripheral color fading to sea-green and cobalt-blue. Very well struck, the hair curls are well defined and even the eagle's breast shows some light breast feather detail. A few adjustment marks are visible on the left wing and eagle's breast on the reverse. A significant early type coin that is much needed in high grade by type collectors. Population: 21 in MS 63 (8/94). (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 1994
    6th-8th 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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