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    1805 H10C Fine 12 Damaged, Cleaned. V-1, LM-1, the only known dies, R.4. The final-year 1805 is the scarcest issue after the key 1802 in the Draped Bust, Heraldic Eagle half dime series. Both sides of this survivor have been cleaned in a probable effort to lighten the violet-gray patina that still clings to the peripheries. Noticeably worn, particularly over the central reverse, with a sizeable indentation on the lower obverse portrait. (NGC ID# 232A, PCGS# 4272)

    Weight: 1.35 grams

    Metal: 89.24% Silver, 10.76% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2000
    5th-7th Thursday-Saturday
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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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