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    Impressive 1796 Half Dime, A Smooth AU53 Representative

    1796 H10C AU53 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. Splendid technical quality, the surfaces are expertly centered with sharp definition that is virtually unhindered by the light trace of wear across the highpoints. A shallow planchet void (as produced) is noted behind Liberty's head, but the dove-gray surfaces are free of unduly bothersome circulation marks. Both the surface preservation and the eye appeal are premium quality for the grade.
    Ex: Witham and Sansoucy Collections (Bowers & Merena, 5/92), lot 1029.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (NGC ID# 22ZX, PCGS# 4254)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 2001
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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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