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    Important High Grade 1796 "LIKERTY" Half Dime, AU58 PCGS

    1796 H10C LIKERTY AU58 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The weak upper and lower serifs of the B in LIBERTY create the "LIKERTY" nickname. Also, a berry is located below the upright of the D in UNITED, and the second star points above the curl on this die pairing. A relatively late die stage, the obverse has die cracks through the sixth star and the upper serif of the 1 in the date. The reverse has die cracks after the first T in STATES and below the eagle's right (facing) wing. The dies are widely rotated counterclockwise. A boldly struck representative with extensive shimmering luster. Richly toned in emerald-green and crimson-magenta colors. The obverse field has a few unimportant handling marks to be expected of the grade, while the reverse is carefully preserved. Although well-circulated examples are not rare by the standards of the Small Eagle type, near-mint survivors are quite rare. Population: 2 in 58, 1 finer (6/04).(#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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