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    Desirable 1803 Large 8 Half Dime

    1803 H10C V-2, LM-3, R.3. Reiver state a. Large 8 VF25 NGC. A lovely example of this variety which has clean surfaces, light gray toning and a sharp strike. This is the most common die marriage of 1803. The obverse was used on the V-1, LM-2 variety, and the reverse is new. These early silver coins are very difficult to find in grades above VF, and rarely are found without significant problems as seen here. A great collector coin for the variety or die state.
    Ex: Penn-Jersey Coins, (February, 1982).(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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