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    Rare V-3, LM-3 1797 Half Dime, MS64

    1797 H10C 16 Stars MS64 NGC. V-3, LM-3, R.5. The more elusive of two die pairs to share the 16 Stars obverse for the 1797 dime, this one distinguished by a wreath kept well away from the word STATES on the reverse. The Logan-McCloskey reference describes this variant as "very rare in Mint State," a profound understatement. The present example is wonderfully detailed for the issue with a degree of watery reflectivity to the fields. The margins show a degree of golden-brown patina that fades out into the silver-white that is dominant at the centers. Incredible visual appeal.(Registry values: P6) (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    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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