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    Interesting and Scarce 1796/5 Half Dime

    1796/5 XF 40 PCGS. V.2, R.5. By far the scarcest variety of this first year type with an original combined output of only 10,230 pieces. Although not visible to the naked eye, the remnants of the underdigit are easily discernible under magnification. A lightly circulated piece, both the obverse and the reverse display even gray patination with overlying highlights of lavender, gold, russet, and olive hues. A lone abrasion behind Liberty's bust is the only detraction worthy of individual attention. Population: 3 in 40, 7 finer (6/99). (NGC ID# 22ZY, PCGS# 4255)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1999
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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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