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    Scarce V-2, LM-3 1803 Half Dime
    Attractively Toned MS61

    1803 H10C Large 8 MS61 NGC. V-2, LM-3, R.3. Technically the most accessible of three 1803 half dime die pairs, though still scarce regardless of grade and a great rarity in Mint State. Intact luster glimmers under layers of gold, green, and blue patina with a patch of peach at the central reverse. The strike is excellent, and aside from miscellaneous wispy marks and a rim bump at the upper obverse, the preservation is solid. Among the most eye-appealing examples available for this challenging date, followed by the 1805 and then a long gap until the 1829 Capped Bust variant. For all 1803 die pairs combined, Census: 3 in 61, 6 finer (1/12).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    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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