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    1801 H10C VF 20 Rim Damage. V-1, V-2, LM-2, R.4. The more common die marriage of this elusive early issue, the present specimen still constitutes a significant find for the half dime collector. Quite well detailed save for isolated peripheral weakness, both the obverse and the reverse exhibit pleasing lavender-gray iridescence. An inconspicuous rim bruise over stars 4 and 5, as well as a few noticeable abrasions in the left obverse field, are the only detractions worthy of note on the otherwise problem-free faces. (NGC ID# 2327, PCGS# 4267)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 1999
    10th-13th Sunday-Wednesday
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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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