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    NGC 1795 MS 64. V-4, R.4. Astonishing quality for an early mint product in condition that is virtually unheard of in this or any other denomination. Undoubtedly one of the finer specimens from the Wadsworth-Rea hoard of 1880, this lovely piece has bright satiny luster and is toned in deep shades of golden-rose and blue-green on each side. The only fault we can find on the coin is one that was mint-made, that being die clashing that is so prevalent on these early issues. The clashing has softened the details on the eagle and left numerous semi-circular ridges on the obverse around Liberty's head. These are, nevertheless, minor concerns and do not affect the overall quality and eye appeal of this rare, high-grade early type coin. One of only 8 pieces to have been so graded with only 3 finer (11/92). (NGC ID# 22ZV, PCGS# 4251)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 1993
    6th Wednesday
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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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