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    Rare and Desirable 1803 Small 8 Half Dime
    V-3, LM-1, Small 8

    1803 H10C Small 8 VF30 PCGS. V-3, LM-1, R.5. Easily identified by the small 8 in the date. This is the rarest of the three 1803 varieties and is highly desired by collectors. Deep gray patina resides in the fields, with light coloration over the high points. The strike is soft below Liberty's chin. A die bulge in the lower right of the obverse is typical for this variety. A lovely example of this significant variety. Population: 2 in 30, 5 finer (6/09).(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4270)

    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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