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    1797 H10C 16 Stars Fine 12 Obverse Scratches. V-4, LM-2, R.4. The deep lavender-gray toning leaves little doubt that this is an original survivor of this scarce, early half dime. The strike is noticeably soft over the reverse portrait, but the balance of the features are well defined for the issue. There are a few pinscratches over Liberty's neck. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4259)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2000
    16th-17th Thursday-Friday
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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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