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    Sharply Defined 1796 Half Dime

    1796 H10C LIKERTY AU Details, Damaged, Polished NCS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. Although only two die varieties are known, the Guide Book continues to list three different entries for the date, including the Normal Date, the Overdate, and the LIKERTY variety. This latter issue is merely a die state of the Normal Date variety. John McCloskey and the late Russ Logan, authors of the current half dime reference, made no mention of the LIKERTY die state. This example is a later die state with several obverse and reverse cracks. The sharpness is exceptional, and is virtually Mint State. The surfaces are rough and scratched, although the overall eye appeal is excellent. Slightly glossy from an old polishing, yet very pleasing in appearance.
    Ex: Heritage, 10/1985).
    From The William A. Harmon Collection of United States Half Dimes.(#94254) (Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 94254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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