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    Attractive 1797 Half Dime

    1797 VF 30 PCGS. 15 Stars. V-2, R.3. Deep cobalt-blue toning is seen in the obverse fields and the lower relief areas of the design. The border displays a ring of bright green-gold setting up a sharp contrast with the depth of color that is seen overall. Weakly defined on the reverse, it is toned muted gray. A couple of scratches and contact marks are noted in the area of the date. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    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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