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    Pleasing 1805 Half Dime

    1805 H10C XF Details, Improperly Cleaned NCS. V-1, LM-1, R.4. The recorded mintage for this issue, last of the design, was 15,600 coins. As an R.4, approximately 150 examples survive, or about 1% of the reported production. Current die state records indicate that this is a late die state with a crack from the top of the 5 to the bust. Close examination, however, suggests that this may actually be a die scratch. Lovely surfaces have pale ivory, steel, and gold color with hints of underlying blue. The surfaces have faint hairlines, yet this is an outstanding example. Typical of all examples, this one has weakness at the bust tip and top part of the right wing.
    Ex: Harold Bareford (Stack's).
    From The William A. Harmon Collection of United States Half Dimes.(#4272) (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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