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    1803 Half Dime, AU55
    V-2, LM-3, Large 8

    1803 H10C Large 8, V-2, LM-3, R.3, AU55 NGC. LM-3 is a fairly plentiful Large 8 variety, although any 1803 half dime is rare this well-preserved. This Choice AU example displays a fairly bold strike, although with trivial weakness on UNUM and the left-hand obverse rim. The coin is steel-gray with light golden accents. Very little high-point wear is present. This issue is seldom seen with such quality and sharpness. Census (all varieties included): 5 in 55, 12 finer (7/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection. (NGC ID# 2329, Variety PCGS# 38609, Base 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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