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    Satiny 1797 15 Stars Half Dime, V-2, LM-1, AU58

    1797 H10C 15 Stars AU58 NGC. V-2, LM-1, R.3. The central obverse has a concave appearance and the eagle is nearly flat, a result of poor metal flow when the coin was struck. This piece has remarkable satin luster beneath variegated blue, gold, and iridescent toning. Census: 18 in 58, 41 finer (2/09).
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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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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