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    Almost Brilliant 1795 Half Dime in Mint State

    1795 MS 60 PCGS. V-4, R.4. Easily attributable by the large rim break over TY and on down to star 9. Undoubtedly from the Wadsworth-Rea hoard from the early 1880s, this coin is mostly brilliant with just the faintest suggestions of color evident when angled just so. Well brought up in general with only minor weakness on the highpoints of the design. The bright satin-like luster is relatively clean for the grade with the most noticeable blemishes being several short adjustment marks along the obverse rim from 10 to 11 o'clock. (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1996
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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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