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    Scarce 1803 Large 8 Half Dime in AU 58

    1803 AU 58 NGC. Large 8. V-1, R.4. A glossy, gunmetal-gray example that is accented in subtle reddish-gold hues. Only the stars and clouds above the eagle's head reveal any appreciable weakness in detail, this deficiency seen on nearly all V-1s thus far examined. A small mark is noticed on the drapery and an ancient pinscratch is barely perceptible across Liberty's cheek. Imminently collectible quality in this difficult, diminutive issue. (NGC ID# 2329, PCGS# 4269)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 1999
    6th-8th Wednesday-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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