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    Very Fine 1797 15 Stars Half Dime

    1797 VF 20 PCGS. 15 Stars. V-2, R.3. A late, possibly terminal die state state with a top to bottom die crack on the obverse from above the T in LIBERTY to below the 9 in the date. Light to medium gray with golden hues outlining the devices. A few ancient marks on the obverse are excusable and there is typical bluntness at the center of the reverse. (NGC ID# 22ZZ, PCGS# 4258)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    June, 1999
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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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