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    1796 H10C Fine 15 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. One of just two varieties for the year, easily attributed by a leaf tip touching the final A of AMERICA. The devices of this early Half Dime have a lighter shade of violet color than do the fields. The obverse is free from bothersome abrasion with ample remaining detail in the hair of Liberty. The reverse has a number of adjustment marks (as struck) along with some scratches that affect the letters of UNITED. Still a desirable example of a short-lived, elusive early type. (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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