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    1797 V-1, LM-4, Half Dime, Fine 12
    Rare 13 Stars Variety

    1797 H10C 13 Stars, V-1, LM-4, R.5, Fine 12 PCGS. The rarest Guide Book variety of the date, and the only Small Eagle half dime die variety with 13 stars. Approximately as rare as its 1797 O-101 half dollar counterpart, but much more affordable. The present LM-4 example has steel-gray and tan-brown centers. The borders exhibit deep russet patina. Minimally abraded, and sharp for the Fine grade. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, Variety PCGS# 38600, Base PCGS# 4260)

    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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