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    Rare and Important Gem 1800 Half Dime
    V-1, LM-1

    1800 H10C MS65 NGC. V-1, LM-1, R.3. The V-1 1800 half dime is the most frequently encountered of the varieties known for this date. (As a side note, a new fifth variety was recently discovered.) A couple of dozen Mint State coins are known of this date, but it may well be that this piece is tied for finest known for the variety--the only contender we are aware of being the Norweb coin. The 1800 half dime is the first year to display the new reverse design with the heraldic eagle, and along with this being the first year of the new century, this is an important type coin. The obverse of this piece is better defined than the reverse with especially strong definition on Liberty's hair. The surfaces are light gray and evenly matched from side to side. There are traces of die clashing in the fields, but few other disturbances on the surfaces of this important, high grade coin.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P5) (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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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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