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    1796 VG 8 Cleaned. V-1, R.4., not the overdate variety. The reddish tinged fields show some light surface porosity, in contrast to the relatively smooth, silver-colored highpoints. Both sides show plenty of details, a strong date, and virtually all of the legends. On the obverse, some very light marks are noted on the B of LIBERTY. All in all, this is a very acceptable and pleasing example of this elusive type. (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 1995
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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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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