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    1796 AU 50 Cleaned, Fields Tooled. V-1, R.4. First year of issue for the new Draped Bust design. Only two varieties are known for this year, both of which are scarce (the other is an overdate). This is a pleasing coin for the grade. The surfaces are toned in speckled rose, golden, and blue patina with an underlying brightness suggestive of cleaning. The fields are lightly tooled but the effects are generally covered over by the variegated toning. Well struck for this issue as well as for a coin of this grade. (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 1997
    11th-14th Saturday-Tuesday
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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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