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    1802 Half Dime, Fair Details
    V-1, LM-1, 36 Examples Traced

    1802 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.5 -- Damaged, Bent -- ANACS. Fair Details, Net Poor 1. The 1802 half dime is one of the first issues that comes to mind when contemplating the rarest United States silver coins. From a reported mintage of 3,060 pieces, the most current census for the date includes just 36 examples. While this example (Amato-130) ranks among the most heavily circulated survivors, that makes it accessible to a larger group of numismatists who would not otherwise have had an opportunity to add this great rarity to their collections. The planchet of this mostly bright silver-gray representative was severely bent at one time and later straightened. Fortunately, the reverse of the coin is the side that suffered the most, being worn smooth and displaying numerous small digs. Similar light pock marks are noted on the obverse, but much of the detail was spared, including the final 3 digits of the date. The upper loop of the familiar nearly closed 2 that touches the portrait is unmistakable.
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2004), lot 6034.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II.

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

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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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