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    Choice VF 1797 Half Dime, Rare (R.6) Valentine-1 Die Marriage

    1797 H10C 13 Stars VF35 NGC. V-1, LM-4, R.6. Since Logan and McCloskey (1998) make special mention of an AU representative in the book Federal Half Dimes: 1792-1837, there can be no doubt that this Choice VF survivor is a significant example of this rare die marriage. Both sides are pleasingly original with dove-gray obverse toning and somewhat lighter slate-gray hues on the reverse. The former side also reveals pale golden-blue accents at direct angles. Overall bold in definition despite moderate wear, and problem-free for the assigned grade save for a few blemishes of note: a small indentation in the upper left obverse field and a few reverse scratches over and around the eagle and clouds. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4260)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    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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