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    1797 H10C 16 Stars AU 55 PCGS. V-4, LM-2, R.4. According to Russell J. Logan and John W. McClosky in their book Federal Half Dimes: 1792-1837, this die marriage is very difficult to locate in Mint State--a fact that places considerable importance on this Choice About Uncirculated survivor. The central reverse is noticeably weak in striking detail, but both sides are remarkably free of post-production distractions for a circulated early silver coin. The surfaces are originally toned in charcoal-lavender and olive shades. A fleeting opportunity for the Draped Bust specialist. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    April, 2000
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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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