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    Originally Toned, Uncirculated 1800 Half Dime

    1800 MS 61. V-1b, R.3. A pleasing piece with the allure of a higher grade. Nicely centered, the peripheries evidence full denticles that are markedly broader on the reverse. The balance of the features are equally well produced and reveal each minute detail. Curiously clean for the grade, the faces carry an even layer of champagne-gold iridescence throughout. A break over the border below the date has left a retained cud that establishes this die variety. Like all early issues, this half dime is elusive and desirable in attractive Mint State preservation. (NGC ID# 2326, PCGS# 4264)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    August, 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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