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    1795 MS 60. V-6, R.5. There are a few small abrasions on each side as well as several shallow adjustment marks that account for the grade. But this is an uncommonly lustrous coin for the grade, with especially bright fields on the reverse. The gray-rose centers deepen considerably to a cobalt-blue toward the rims. Well struck on the obverse with the usual softness on the highpoints of the eagle on the reverse. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 1995
    3rd-4th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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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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