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    Mint State 1801 Half Dime, V-1/2, LM-2
    Intriguing Early Issue

    1801 H10C MS61 NGC. V-1/2, LM-2, R.4. The 1801 is an intriguing date among the early half dimes. Die cracks and breaks seem to appear and disappear, die marriages that seem to be different are actually the same, and high-quality examples are extremely rare. The V-1/2, LM-2 die pairing is attributed by the distant LIB with stars 1-3 close, while the reverse shows a leaf distant from the last A but joined to the center of the C. Valentine called this as both V-1 and V-2.
    This is a fully lustrous Mint State beauty accented by light gold toning over silver-gray surfaces. The central details are sharp, but peripheral weakness is caused by obverse die breaks, curving up through the date and down through LIB. A dark lamination on the reverse is caused by inclusions in the planchet. Census: 3 in 61, 3 finer (11/11).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2327, PCGS# 4267)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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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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