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    Exceptional MS 65 1795 Half Dime

    1795 MS 65 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 magnificently toned with rose-gray centers that are surrounded by cobalt-blue at the margins. Exceptionally well struck with very pronounced detailing on the hair curls of Liberty and on the peripheral stars. Just a bit of softness is noted on the eagle's breast. The only marks of note are a couple on the left wing of the eagle. Population: 7 in 65, only 4 finer (10/97). (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 1998
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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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