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    1805 H10C V-1, LM-1, R.4, VG8 NGC. CAC. Although less famous than its 1802 predecessor, the 1805 is another rare and low mintage date. The delivery of 15,600 pieces was the final half dime emission until 1829. The present example has a cream-white obverse. The reverse field is apricot-gold but the high points are stone-gray. Hair-thin marks are scattered but none are offensive. The peripheral stars and legends are distinct except for OF, which is softly defined due to its status opposite the bust tip.
    From The Rev. Dr. James G. K. McClure Collection. (NGC ID# 232A, Variety PCGS# 38611, Base PCGS# 4272)

    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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