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    Mint State 1800 LIBEKTY Half Dime

    1800 H10C LIBEKTY MS 62 PCGS. V-2, LM-3, R.4. The Philadelphia Mint resumed production of half dimes in 1800 after a two-year hiatus. By this time, Chief Engraver Robert Scot had developed a new Heraldic Eagle reverse. Three obverse and two reverse dies were used to produce 40,000 Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle half dimes in 1800. One of the obverse dies was unfinished at the top of the R in LIBERTY, giving the word the apparent spelling of LIBEKTY. This die was used to produce the V-2 and V-4 varieties. This is a pleasing BU coin with ample remaining satin luster beneath champagne-gray patina. The surfaces are uncommonly smooth for the grade, but both sides display isolated areas of striking incompleteness. An important coin for the advanced half dime specialist.
    From the Bob Bisanz U.S. Type Set. (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4265)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2001
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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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