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    1873-S Half Dime, Choice AU
    Final Issue in the Series

    1873-S H10C AU55 NGC. The 1873-S holds the distinction of being the final issue in the half dime series, which began in 1794. A total of 324,000 examples were struck at the California branch mint in 1873 -- less than half the number produced at Philadelphia. A cover of antique golden-gray patina adorns this Choice About Uncirculated representative, showing good detail with a trace of high-point rub. The corn kernels are strong and partial luster remains.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.(Registry values: N208) (NGC ID# 2354, PCGS# 4405)

    Weight: 1.24 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 7
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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