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    PCGS 1795 AU 50. V-8, R.7. Showing the diagnostic rim to rim die crack on the obverse that passes through the lowest curl and terminates left of the T in LIBERTY. A very rare variety, Breen estimates only 5 pieces are extant. An attractive example of this always popular second year of issue, the centers are untoned while the margins are heavily toned a deep golden-russet and blue color. Well struck on the obverse with the usually seen softness of detail on the eagle's breast. The only marks of note are a few scratches that run parallel to the back of the head of Liberty, otherwise showing only the normally encountered handling marks. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    February, 1995
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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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