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    1797 13 Stars Half Dime With A Tiny Edge Clip

    1797 MS 60 Clipped. 13 Stars. V-1, R.6. Our guess is that the clip (which is small) was noticed shortly after striking and the coin was set aside as a curiosity piece, which would explain the uncirculated grade. Sharply defined on the obverse, with especially strong definition on the hair curls, only slight softness is seen in the center of the eagle's breast on the reverse. The silvery-gray surfaces have taken on a deep, rich, golden-russet patina around the peripheries. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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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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