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    1796 AU 53 NGC. V-1, R.5. A very popular and interesting two year type coin that is elusive in high grades. This specimen is the normal date variety, and a very well struck example. All the obverse details, the lettering, and wreath on the reverse are sharp and well defined, but there is a little weakness on the eagle's breast. It is rather deeply toned in gunmetal-blue and deep-violet colors. (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 1995
    17th Friday
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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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