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    Pleasing 1800 Select Half Dime

    1800 H10C MS63 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The digit 1 in the date is centered over a dentil, the 8 is configured from two small "0" punches, and a leaf is joined to the left diagonal of the last A in AMERICA. Die clashing develops at the top of the date. This is the most common die marriage of 1800, and is available in all Mint State grades.
    This Select example exhibits soft golden-gray patina with occasional hints of light blue. Well centered design elements display sharp definition, though weakness is apparent in the clouds and stars between the last S in STATES and the O of OF. A few minor handling marks are noted on the obverse. (Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    November, 2007
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    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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