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    NGC 1805 AU 58. V-1, R.4. Late die state as seen by the die crack that runs from the rim through the 5 in the date. This coin is in outstanding condition for this one-variety date that is "usually seen in low grades" as Breen states. The Norweb Collection only had a VF 20, but it was noted in the catalog that most examples are found lower than VF and are "typically poorly produced." This is one of the finest pieces known, and is in fact, equal to the finest certified, that being a PCGS AU 58. The right wing tip is weak, probably a result of some foreign matter adhering to the die. Otherwise, a well struck coin with most of the luster remaining beneath the basically blue and golden-rose toning. (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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