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    Elusive 1805 V-1, LM-1 Half Dime, VF30

    1805 H10C VF30 PCGS. V-1, LM-1, R.4. Although other early half dime varieties are rarer, the 1805 is an elusive issue, especially in higher grades. It is also always weakly defined at the bust tip and the upper part of the right wing to the border. This example has deep silver-gray surfaces. A few faint scratches and some microscopic roughness have little affect on its outwardly attractive appearance.
    From The Joseph C. Thomas Collection.(Registry values: P7) (NGC ID# 232A, 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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