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    1795 AU 55. V-5, R.3. Seven curls, the first star points between curls 2 and 3, the reverse shows the berries arranged 3-4 with none beneath the wings. The bold diagnostic die crack extends from the upper rim to Y in LIBERTY to the nose and then across the neck to the top of the 7 in the date. Toned an even, light gray on both sides , there are virtually no adjustment marks noted on either the reverse or obverse. Very sharply struck on the obverse with the usually seen softness on the eagle's breast. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 1994
    6th-8th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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