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    Small 8 1803 Half Dime, VF Details

    1803 H10C Small 8--Damaged--ANACS. VF20 Details. V-3, LM-1, R.6. Only three varieties are known of this early half dime, of which a total of 37,850 pieces were struck for the year. The Small 8 is by far the scarcest variety of the year and it is seldom located above VF. This is the latest state of the dies with a rim cud to the right of the date, a die bulge by the rim near star 8, and a rim break over E1. The damage referred to above is in the form of several deep marks on each side. Light and medium gray color is seen over each side of this rare date variant.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4270)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    September, 2006
    13th-16th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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