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    1803 VF 20 ANACS. V-3, R.6. A small 8 in the date that is equal in height to the 1 identifies this elusive variety, which Breen calls "Very rare...usually in low grades." Deep gray patina with subdued undertones of rose and olive. Irregularly struck on each side, the only mark of any consequence is a near-vertical scratch along the back of the neck that is well concealed by the toning. (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    June, 1997
    5th-6th Thursday-Friday
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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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