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    1805 V-1, LM-1 Half Dime, AU53
    The Pittman Specimen

    1805 H10C AU53 PCGS. CAC. V-1, LM-1, R.4. Ex: Pittman. A single die pair, designated as V-1 and LM-1, produced all 1805 half dimes. When the present piece appeared in the first Pittman sale, it was graded by Akers as Choice AU, and described as "certainly in the condition census for the date, possibly even the second or third finest known." Richly toned in golden-brown, apple-green, and rose colors. A few minor marks are noted but do not challenge the eye appeal. Portions of the shield and the right wingtip are not fully struck, other areas of the design have exquisite definition. A rare opportunity to obtain one of the finest examples of this difficult and under appreciated date.
    Ex: David Bullowa, 5/1952, lot 1021, which realized $88; John Jay Pittman Collection, Part One (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 430, which realized $14,300.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 232A, PCGS# 4272)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    January, 2012
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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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