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    NGC 1796 VF 35. V-1, R.4. Breen-2969. First year of issue for the new Draped Bust design. Only two varieties are known for this year, both of which are scarce. This is a pleasing coin for the grade. The surfaces are attractively toned in shades of russet-brown in the fields with bright lilac-gray accents on the devices. Well struck for this issue as well as for a coin of this grade. There are a couple of minor scratches on the face of Liberty, but these are shallow and well concealed by the toning. (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    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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