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    Outstanding 1797 Half Dime

    1797 MS 63 NGC. V-4, R.4. Toned deep steel-blue with an overlay of red and gold in the fields, this piece is typical for a 16 Stars variety with softly defined centers, most noticeably on the reverse. Minimally abraded for the grade, there is evidence of die clashing on the obverse. Conditionally rare. Population: 5 in 63, 3 finer (8/95). (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 1995
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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