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    1795 XF 40 Polished. While lightly polished at some point in the past, this fully detailed and desirable piece has toned back to a natural looking gray-purple color; 1796 Fine 12 Reverse Scratch, evenly worn, but with an old scratch that runs from 11 o'clock to the base of the eagle; and a 1797 VF 20 Reverse Scratches, a light, clean obverse, but with two noticeable scratches running from 1 o'clock to the center of the eagle.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 1996
    14th-17th Wednesday-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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